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Inclusion Ministries

We celebrate God’s gift of diversity and value the wholeness made possible in shared community.

Mission Statement

As Inclusion Ministries of Calvary United Methodist Church, a group within the congregation, we celebrate God’s gift of diversity and value the wholeness made possible in community equally shared and shepherded by all.

We welcome and affirm people of every gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, who are also of every age, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, level of education, and family structure, and of every economic, immigration, marital, and social status, and so much more. We acknowledge that we live in a world of profound social, economic, and political inequities.

As followers of Jesus, we commit ourselves to the pursuit of justice and pledge to stand in solidarity with all who are marginalized and oppressed. We aspire to find personal and practical ways of fulfilling Calvary’s mission of “Seeking God, loving one another, and reaching out.”

We believe that our presence and actions encourage the fulfillment of the ideal of Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors, and Open Arms, so that Calvary United Methodist Church may become known as a church where all persons can feel at home and be embraced as members of a church family.

Upcoming Meetings

May 23: 3 - 4 pm via Zoom Meetings**

Rev. Dr. Izzy Alvaran (he/him) is a self-avowed gay United Methodist Elder from the Philippines. He is RMN's appointed organizer in the Western and North Central Jurisdiction.

Izzy has also served as pastor, conference youth director, faculty in United Methodist educational institutions, labor union organizer, and economic justice organizer with the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society. He is a former political refugee who recently became an American citizen and lives in San Francisco.  

He is passionate about human rights and believes that queer justice is inherently intersectional.

**For Zoom Meeting details, please email Leslie Weaver (

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Reconciling Ministries Network

Reconciling Ministries Network equips and mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves.

Calvary Reconciling Community recognized by the Reconciling Ministries Network Facebook Page