About Hamline Church
Sanctuary for the City
The Celts once described places of sacred encounter as “thin places.” At Hamline Church, this is our vision. Here, the bread is baked, blessed and broken. Whether it is shared at the communion table or as pizza around our community bread oven, it is sacramental, because all of life is holy. We seek to be a Sanctuary for the City of Saint Paul. At Hamline Church:
ABOUT UNITED METHODISTS
The people of The United Methodist Church are putting faith into action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Through the power of our connection, we are making a positive difference in more than 125 countries. Hamline Church is a part of the Minnesota Conference. | More >
We worship an inclusive and loving God, who calls all persons into relationship, both with God and with neighbor. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God’s love and grace. We celebrate the gift of diversity reflected in our neighborhood and the world. We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of Hamline Church as we journey toward reconciliation through Christ. We embrace our human family’s diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, and education.
We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church and society. We invite all to join on a faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.
ALTAR FOR ALL
On Sunday, December 4, Hamline Church voted unanimously to become an Altar for All Congregation. At Hamline Church, the Christian altar is open to all loving couples, regardless of gender, who can legally marry and who request to make vows in the church, recognizing their belief in the sacred covenant of Christian marriage.