We, Forward Movement TN at Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Gallatin, TN, declare ourselves to be an open, affirming, and reconciling group of believers. We celebrate that all people are created in the image of God and are God’s dearly beloved children. We value Christ’s inclusive love and we embrace the diversity of humanity. With this statement, we proclaim to welcome and affirm EVERYONE, particularly those who have known pain, exclusion or discrimination at the hands of the church. Our faith inspires us to be part of an intentional ministry with all people, including those who have not always been accepted because of sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, age, physical/mental abilities, social or economic status, family make-up, education, or faith background. We celebrate our differences and do not seek to erase them, but to embrace them as a source of strength and power as we journey together toward greater understanding, mutual respect, and love for each other.