Maxwell Street is a More Light Church
The Session of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church voted unanimously to join with other Presbyterian Churches to work for the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in our church. Toward that end, the congregation has been fully inclusive in the election of church officers and has elected LGBTQ people each year for the past 10 years. The Session has written and received endorsement from Transylvania Presbytery to send an Authoritative Interpretation and proposed an Amendment to the Church Constitution to allow for weddings of LGBTQ couples in states where such marriages are legal, with the approval of the pastor and Session of each particular church where such a wedding is requested. The church has also worked with many agencies in the city to help and support the LGBTQ community, including work with AVOL (Aids Volunteers of Lexington) and the annual Pride Festival (by sponsoring a booth at the event). The Session has also instructed that every committee in the church will have as part of its responsibility, the work toward inclusion in the entire life of the church.
The mission statement of More Light Presbyterians reads:
Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in society.
More information can be found on the More Light webpage: www.mlp.org.