The Welcoming Congregations
Of Lincoln County

The welcoming congregations of Lincoln County, Oregon are of differing denominations but all are working toward full inclusion and equality for all persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities to participate fully in the life of the congregation. Different denominations use different nomenclature for welcoming congregations.  Depending on the denomination, the congregation may be called a reconciling congregation, an open and affirming congregation, or a welcoming congregation. Some congregations have taken additional steps to be recognized as a welcoming congregation by a denominational body and it is noted below.  The information below can be downloaded in a chart in PDF format here.

Our Welcoming Congregations.

Lincoln City:
–The Congregational Church of Lincoln City   (UCC)
–The Episcopal Parish of St. James Santiago
–Unity by the Sea Community Church

Newport:
–St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
–Atonement Lutheran Church   (ELCA)
–First Presbyterian Church  (PCUSA)
–The Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Toledo:
–Trinity United Methodist Church

Waldport:
–St. Luke’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church

Yachats:
–Yachats Community Presbyterian Church  (PCUSA)

Details and contact information—

 

 Lincoln City

 The Congregational Church of Lincoln City (UCC)
Meeting Address: 1760 NW 25th   Street, Lincoln City, OR97367
Mailing Address:  PO Box 945,  Lincoln City OR 97367
Pastor: The Rev. Michael Grogan
Phone:  541- 994-2378
Email:  congregationalchurch1@lcucc.com
Website: http://www.lincolncityucccongregational.org/index.htm
Note:  Recognized as an Open and Affirming congregation by the United Church of Christ  http://www.ucc.org/lgbt/ona.html .  Listed as a Welcoming Gay Friendly Church on www.gaychurch.org
Official Statement of Inclusion of LGBTQ since 2008. Will officiate LGBTQ marriages, funerals, & baptisms. LGBTQ leadership within the congregation. Public notice of being a welcoming congregation on the congregation’s website, signage, Facebook page, and in newspaper announcements.

The Episcopal Parish of St. James Santiago
Meeting address: 2490 NE Highway 101, Lincoln   City, OR  97367
Mailing address: PO Box 789, Lincoln City, OR  97367
Rector: The Rev. Chris Hertlein
Phone: (541) 994-2426
Email: stjames@episcopalchurchlincolncity.net
website: http://www.episcopalchurchlincolncity.com/
Note:  Listed as a WelcomingGayFriendlyChurch on www.gaychurch.org
Official Statement of Inclusion of LGBTQ. Will officiate LGBTQ marriages, funerals, & baptisms. LGBTQ leadership within the congregation.  Gender neutral bathrooms.

Unity by the Sea
Meeting Address:  1922 NE 17th St, Lincoln City, OR 97367
Mailing Address: P O Box 386, Lincoln City, OR 97367
Church Manager: John Hume
Phone: 541-418-0345
Email:  info@ubts.org
Webpage:  http://www.ubts.org
Note:  The congregation is part of a welcoming denomination. http://www.unity.org/
Official Statement of Inclusion of LGBTQ. Will officiate LGBTQ marriages, funerals, & baptisms.

Newport

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Meeting address: SW 9th St at Hurbert Street,  Newport, OR 97365
Mailing address: PO box 1014, Newport, OR 97365-1014
Vicar:  The Rev. Judith Jones
Phone: (541) 265-5251
Email: ststephen@peak.org
Website: http://www.centralcoastepiscopal.org/
Note: Listed as a WelcomingGayFriendlyChurch on www.gaychurch.org
Official Statement of Inclusion of LGBTQ. Will officiate LGBTQ marriages, funerals, & baptisms.  Public notice of being a welcoming congregation on the congregation’s website and in newspaper announcements.

Atonement Lutheran Church  (ELCA)
Meeting Address: 2315 North Coast Highway, Newport, OR 97365
Mailing address: 2315 North Coast Highway, Newport, OR 97365
Pastor: The Rev. Ed Milliken
Phone:(541) 265-2554
Email: Office@atonementlutheran.com
Website: http://www.atonementlutheran.com/
Note:  Recognized as a Reconciling Congregation by Reconciling Works and Lutherans Concerned.  http://www.reconcilingworks.org/ric/ric-congregations-list . Listed as a Welcoming Gay Friendly Church on www.gaychurch.com  . Listed as a welcoming and affirming church by the Institute for Welcoming Resources.  http://www.welcomingresources.org/directory.htm .  Listed as a Welcoming Congregation by Believe Out Loud.  http://www.believeoutloud.com/take-action/find-your-community
Official Statement of Inclusion of LGBTQ since 2015. Will officiate LGBTQ marriages, funerals, & baptisms. Has gender neutral bathrooms. LGBTQ leadership within the congregation. Public notice of being a welcoming congregation on the congregation’s newsletter, bulletins, and newspaper announcements.

First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
Meeting Address:  227 NE 12th Street, Newport OR 97365-2218
Mailing Address:  227 NE 12th Street, Newport OR 97365-2218
Phone:  541-265-2841
Email:  office@newportfpc.org
Website:  http://www.newportfpc.org/
Note:  Listed as a WelcomingGayFriendlyChurch on www.gaychurch.org    

The Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Meeting Address:  Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365
Mailing Address:  POB 111, Newport, OR 97365-0111
Congregation President: Mary Ann Beggs
Email:  info@ccuuf.org
Website:  http://www.ccuuf.org
Note:  Recognized as a Welcoming Congregation by the UUA. www.UUA.org.  A member of the Community of Welcoming Congregations. http://www.welcomingcongregations.org/
Official Statement of Inclusion of LGBTQ since 2012. Will officiate LGBTQ marriage and funerals.  Public notice that a welcoming congregation on the congregation’s website.

Toledo

Trinity United Methodist Church
Meeting address: 383 Northeast Beech Street  Toledo, OR 97391
Mailing address: PO Box 447. Toledo, OR 97391
Pastor: The Rev. Daryl Blanksma
Phone: (541) 336-2450
Email: office@toledotumc.org
Website: http://www.toledotumc.org
Note: Recognized as a Reconciling Congregation by the Reconciling Ministries Network  http://www.rmnetwork.org/get-connected/find-a-church/ . A member of the Oregon-Idaho Reconciling United Methodists  http://www.oirums.org/.  Listed as a Welcoming Gay Friendly Church on www.gaychurch.org.
Official Statement of Inclusion of LGBTQ since 2008. Will officiate LGBTQ weddings, funerals, & baptisms. LGBTQ leadership within the congregation. Gender neutral bathrooms. Public notice that a welcoming (reconciling) congregation on the website, signage, Facebook page, and in newspaper announcements.

Waldport

St. Luke’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Meeting address: 1353 Highway 101 South, Waldport, OR 97394
Mailing Address: PO Box 422, Waldport, OR 97394-0422
Interim Vicar: The Rev. Peter Fones
Email: stluke@peak.org
Phone: (541) 563-4812
Website: http://www.centralcoastepiscopal.org/
Notes:  Recognized as a Welcoming Congregation by Integrity USA, www.integrityusa.org .  A member of the Community of Welcoming Congregations. http://www.welcomingcongregations.org/  Listed as a welcoming and affirming church by the Institute for Welcoming Resources.  http://www.welcomingresources.org/directory.htm   Listed as a Welcoming Congregation by Believe Out Loud.  http://www.believeoutloud.com/take-action/find-your-community
Official Statement of Inclusion of LGBTQ. Will officiate LGBTQ weddings, funerals, & baptisms. LGBTQ leadership within the congregation. Gender neutral bathrooms. Public notice that a welcoming congregation on the congregation’s website, signage, Facebook page, and in newspaper announcements.

Yachats

Yachats Community Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
Meeting address: 360 W. Seventh St., Yachats, OR 97498
Mailing Address: PO Box 285, Yachats, OR 97498
Pastor: The Rev. Bob Barrett
Email through the website:  http://www.yachatspresbyterian.org/webapp/p/172/e-mail-us
Phone: (541) 547-3400
Website: http://www.yachatspresbyterian.org/
Notes:  It is a Welcoming Congregation and all are welcome regardless of sexual orientation or appearance. http://www.yachatspresbyterian.org/webapp/p/223/core-values
Official Statement of Inclusion. Will officiate at LGBTQ marriages, funerals, & baptisms.  LGBTQ leadership within the congregation.