Epiphany. A celebration of light and revelation. The word “epiphany” comes from the Greek work “phos” meaning light. To have an epiphany means to come to a new understanding, to experience a revelation, to have “the light come on,” and to see things in a new light. It is the opportunity to see God’s light in a new way.
Each time a church recognizes the need and opportunity to offer sanctuary, advocacy and witness to the fact that God’s Love, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and their own faith community are to be made available to all of God’s children, including God’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children and their families, it is an Epiphany.
On Epiphany Sunday 2008, the Session of First Presbyterian Church, New Haven, Connecticut voted unanimously to affiliate, minister and witness as a More Light Presbyterian Church http://www.mlp.org.
“While we are not of one mind on all issues, the members of this congregation, young and elderly, of diverse backgrounds and faith journeys, wholeheartedly support being a welcoming community of Christ. This is our identity and our promise to people within New Haven, including LGBT people. Becoming more light makes our commitment even more clear,” said Rev. Maria LaSala, Co-Pastor.