“Playing With Fire”
by Rev. Andrew Stehlik
1 Kings 17:1+1; 18:1-2+17-24+26-40...Download
Rutgers Presbyterian Church is proudly affiliated with the following organizations.
The More Light Church Network is an organization of inclusive Presbyterian churches that welcome individuals into full membership, including ordained offices, without regard to sexual orientation.
The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is a broad-based, national group of clergy and lay leaders working for a church that is simultaneously faithful, just, and whole. The Covenant Network seeks to:
Presbyterian Welcome works for the full participation of individuals in contexts of faith, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Presbyterian Welcome is based in New York City and supported by member congregations and individuals. We are a diverse community of 20 supporting congregations and countless individuals working for change for LGBTQ and Queer people in the Presbyterian Church (USA), through education, advocacy and relationship building.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is the spiritual home for more than two million people. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.
The Presbytery of New York City encompasses the geographic boundaries of the City of New York. In 97 congregations, nearly 17,000 members are welcomed in worship, mission, and service to the city and beyond.
When I was a teenager, I was always angry at the church. There were so many things that needed to be changed. Through the years I found that Rutgers was a place that let me say those things. They let me talk about what I thought needed changing, and they helped form me. I feel very grateful for that, and I like this place that takes seriously what we’re called to be as Christians, and we do struggle with it, and that’s what I like – the fact that we’re willing to change and grow and struggle.— , church member