Why We Do What We Do
Who We Are
As a multicultural, multiracial United Methodist congregation, Church of the Reconciler maintains a unique ministry in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. We invite you to learn more about us and to join us in worship any Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.
Faith in God * Love for the City * Hope for All the People
Christ’s message is one of love for all people. There’s no mention of an entrance exam, income requirements, or dress code in the New Testament. You are loved and accepted by God because you are. And you are accepted at Church of the Reconciler because you are loved by God. Ours is a vision of a congregation that worships together on Sunday and works together during the week to live out God’s call for reconciliation.
Our life together affirms that “God shows no partiality.” (Acts 10:34.) Our congregation is diverse, and we celebrate that diversity. We challenge members to follow Jesus in multicultural, interracial community; maintain a commitment to be inclusive, welcoming all people regardless of age, gender, race, economic status, ethnic background, mental or physical ability, or sexual orientation. God’s work is the work of removing the injustices of the past that divide and limit all of us. Church of the Reconciler’s special task is equipping laity for the ministry of reconciliation so that we may be “sent into the world as Jesus was sent” (John 20:21).
Ministry With, By, & For The Homeless
At Church of the Reconciler, we have a special ministry with the homeless. When Church of the Reconciler opened in 1993, the homeless were enthusiastically welcomed to come in and teach us about their spiritual journey. We continue to learn so much about the Christian faith with the homeless of Birmingham. They are our members and supporters, our brothers and sisters in Christ. Just as Jesus and his first disciples were homeless, many, many faithful Christian believers are homeless. Come to Church of the Reconciler and find out why people are homeless in Birmingham, and how we can change Birmingham so that no one will be homeless in our city.