Loved | Affirmed | Valued | Included | Embraced | Supported


God loves you and so do we! Without exception, you are a person of sacred worth, a beautiful child of God who is fully compatible with the enormity of God’s amazing grace.  


The Rainbow Connection seeks to promote an inclusive, supportive, affirming, reconciling, and empowering environment for LGBTQ+ persons in the life of the Church.


What can we do to help YOU?


We offer Support Groups, Community, and a helping hand for:


  • Those who have struggled with the damaging effects of Ex-Gay ministries

  • Those who seek a deeper understanding of themselves as spiritual beings

  • Those who want to network together to help others find a spiritual home in the life of a welcoming, affirming Church.


At Lakewood UMC, we affirm the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ persons in all levels and aspects of the life of the Church … from the top-down and the bottom-up, there is a place for you at Lakewood!  Even our senior Pastor and his fiancé are gay!