The Oasis Missouri
Church of the Advent is a member of the Oasis Missouri, a network of congregations in the Diocese of Missouri explicit in their welcome of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons. Advent adopted the Oasis Affirmation of Welcome in 2004. The Oasis Missouri has participated in the St. Louis Pride Festival for more than a decade.
Advent’s previous Rector, the Rev. Dan Handschy, has written a paper, “What the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality,” which is available as a pdf file from the diocesan website (scroll down to “Additional Resources”).