An Important Matter Affecting Our Upper Midwest Community
Dear Greenhouse Family,
We are writing to make you aware of a statement released this weekend by the Bishop’s Council of our Diocese. Please note that the information below and in the Diocesan statement is of a sensitive nature and may be difficult for anyone who has suffered from abuse.
In this weekend’s statement, the Bishop’s Council informed the Diocese of credible allegations of sexual assault of an adult female. This situation involves a different church in our Diocese and is unrelated to the ACNA’s ongoing investigative process involving the former congregation in Big Rock, IL. You can read the diocesan statement here.
In light of statements such as these, if you or anyone you know has suffered sexual abuse in any prior context, I encourage you to consider contacting the resources included in the Diocesan letter. And if you would like to seek pastoral care from one of our pastors, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are committed to fostering a safe and healthy environment for worship and discipleship within our movement, and we will do everything we can to walk alongside those who come forward in need of care.
Please join us in praying for any that have suffered abuse and for the Lord to bring wisdom and healing within our Diocesan congregations.
Grace and peace,