Sun Prairie United Methodist Church is a community committed to G.R.O.W (Gratitude, Relationships, Our Story, and Worship).
In 2013, our church voted to become a Reconciling congregation. In that declaration, we have said that, “Our welcome knows no boundaries.” We believe there are no limits to God’s love and we seek to model that love in the way we welcome people…all people.
Part of being a Reconciling congregation means we welcome all people, regardless of their personal characteristics of age, race, gender, ability, gender identity or sexual orientation.
SPUMC is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN). The mission of the Reconciling Ministries Network is to mobilize United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.
Suggested Book Readings
GSAFE, a group which teaches and promotes safety and acceptance in schools for all students, along with Madison, Wisconsin Public Library prepared and offered this book list. This list is available at the library and published with their permission.
Additional resources can be found on RMN’s Resource Library including Parenting Toolkits.
Knowledge is a key to growth and reading is a great way to learn and enjoy at the same time. May you find books and other reading materials to encourage and enlighten you!
WI/Dane County Resources
Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition
The Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition’s mission is to create an environment and conditions in Wisconsin that provide equitable access to health and healthcare for transgender, intersex, nonbinary and gender nonconforming (TING) people. Browse https://witranshealth.org for more information.
Briarpatch Youth Services
Briarpatch Youth Service is a Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization serving Dane County. The agency’s mission is: Strengthening the Lives of Youth and Families. The agency offers a broad array of services to runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth. Briarpatch works closely with local governments and other non-profit organizations to provide unique programs that fill service gaps. Each year, Briarpatch serves approximately 3,000 unduplicated youth. Additionally, they have The Teens Like Us Program (TLU) which provides support and education for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth ages 13-18. For more information, see their website at https://youthsos.org/.
UW-Madison Institute on Aging
The UW-Madison Institute on Aging is jointly focused on addressing the problems of aging, as well as the potential of aging. Their goal is to understand the many factors that promote resilience as people age, and to translate that knowledge to innovative educational and community intervention programs. For more information on the IOA, see their website at http://aging.wisc.edu ,
Proud to Be UMC
Click the button below to head to the Proud to Be UMC website. You can watch a number of videos about where we are as a denomination in the midst of these challenging days.