It can be hard to know if you’re truly welcomed in church. So, just to be clear – here are some examples of who is welcome in our church!
We welcome those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich,
comfortable, or dirt poor.
We extend a special welcome to crying babies and excited toddlers.
We welcome you whether you can sing like Carrie Underwood or just mutter under your breath. You’re welcome here if you’re ‘just visiting,’ just woken up, or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than Billy Graham, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.
We welcome those who are over 60 but still haven’t grown up, and teenagers who are growing up too fast.
We welcome cross-fit moms, football dads, starving artists, corporate lawyers, vegetarians, and junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems,
are down in the dumps,
or don’t like ‘organized religion.’
(We’ve got some problems with it too!)
We welcome those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because grandma is visiting and wanted to come to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, have had religion shoved down their throat as kids or got lost on the highway looking for Denny’s and wound up here by mistake.
We welcome the pious, the outcast, the misfit, the skeptic…and YOU!