Words of Welcome 

(read at the beginning of every worship service)

You are welcome!

No matter who you are or where you are in life’s journey,

you are welcome here:

If you are young or old, you are welcome.

If you have brown skin, black skin, white skin,

or any other color of skin, you are welcome.

If you are married or single, divorced or widowed, you are welcome.

If you are gay or straight, you are welcome,

If you are transgender, you are welcome.

If you identify as a man, woman, or gender non-conforming, you are welcome.

If you are an immigrant, refugee, or citizen, you are welcome.

If you cannot hear or see, you are welcome.

If you are sick or well, you are welcome.

If you are rich or poor, powerful or weak, you are welcome.

If you believe in God some of the time,

none of the time, or all of the time, you are welcome.

You are welcome here!

Come with your gifts, your pains and hopes, your fears.

Come with traditions that have helped you and hurt you.

Come with your experiences that have made you and broken you.

Come with a mind ready to engage, and a heart open to discern.

Come and listen for the Sacred Spirit that calls you to

love your neighbor wholeheartedly, seek justice,

create peace, and practice compassion

You are welcome here!