Welcome! to everyone who has faith or who seeks it, who lives in hope or who needs it.
Welcome! to all who rejoice and are strong, or who mourn and are weary.
Welcome! to those who know Christ, and to those who long for an introduction.
We believe God’s grace is extended to all. To anyone who has felt unwelcome or has experienced rejection elsewhere, we say, “All are welcome here!”
We acknowledge our diversities … and we welcome, respect and support people of every race, ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expresion, citizenship status, political affiliation, age, gender, marital status and physical as well as mental ability. We are a community where all are equal, all are loved, and all are respected for who and what they are — and for what they can become.
We acknowledge that our fears and ignorance sometimes hinder us. We challenge one another to follow the teachings of Jesus, who denied no one and welcomed all. We strive to live our faith by supporting inclusiveness and justice for all humanity, and we invite all who gather here to participate in our ministries of service, word and sacrament.