Our Story

Founded as a Methodist Episcopal Church in 1892, Clifton United Methodist Church has been a witness for social justice in the Clifton community and Cincinnati ever since. The congregation is a very diverse group, reflecting the breadth of our welcoming statement. Truly all are welcome in this community of faith.

Having been a welcoming and safe harbor for gay and lesbian people of faith for many years, we formally became a Reconciling Congregation in 1998. We are a part of the Reconciling Ministries Network, a fellowship of United Methodist congregations who have decided to welcome and support gay and lesbian persons in our churches. We believe that same-gender sexual orientation is no barrier to authentic Christian faith and experience, and we belong to the organization which links such minded United Methodist individuals and congregations across the country.