Welcome

 

Welcome to Grace

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, straight, gay, confused, red, yellow, black, white, wealthy, or poor. We especially welcome wailing babies and excited toddlers. We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You're welcome here if you're just browsing, just woke up, or just got out of prison. We don't care if you're more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury or haven't been to church since Christmas of 2000. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet and to teenagers who are growing up way too fast.

We welcome soccer moms, football dads, starving artists, tree huggers, latte sippers, vegetarians, 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're not that keen on it either. We offer welcome to those who think the Earth is flat, work too hard, don't work, can't spell, or are here because Granny 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, had religion shoved down their throats as kids, or got lost on the Kent-Des Moines Road and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters, atheists, agnostics.  And you.

We're glad you found Grace! The truly incredible thing about God's grace is that no matter what your life has been like or where you are on your spiritual journey, God is always willing and ready to receive you with open arms.

                                                                                  And so are we.