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Ministry with the LGBTQ Community

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our church! At Highland Park United Methodist Church, our mission is to help people become deeply devoted followers of Jesus. We strive to create a place where everyone can find a home — a place to thrive as a disciple. For our brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ community, we want this to be a safe place for you to find community, worship, and grow in your faith as part of the HPUMC family.  

Rev. Joe Stabile is the contact for ministry with the LGBTQ Community. Rev. Stabile can be reached at .

We also have an advisory group made of HPUMC congregants who are members of the LGBTQ community and allies for the community. This group is dedicated to making all people welcome in our church. For more information about this group, please contact


The Affirmation Class meets every Sunday Morning at 9:30 am in room 216 at HPUMC. This group is welcoming and inclusive. Members of the LGBTQ community and their families, friends, and advocates are active in this class.