Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Christ Trinity Church (Sheffield, MA).
Their welcome statement reads:
“Christ Trinity Church, an Episcopal-Lutheran worshiping community, welcomes you to worship with us in the care, comfort and safety of our church home. The following statement was true in 1868 when the first building of Christ Church Episcopal was consecrated, and it is still true today:
“We have a building capable of seating one-hundred persons and would be glad to see the space filled whenever services are held. The seats are FREE and we assure the inhabitants of this and adjoining towns that the church was not built to accommodate “ourselves”, neither are the services or Sunday School conducted with any such intention. Our idea was that its use and purpose should be to further the cause of Christianity, believing that one soul in the site (sic.) of God and the angels is the peer of any other, whether it be possessed by a person of mean estate, or a high degree, whether he be black or white, artisan, farmer, merchant, priest or king…each and every (person), of whatever faith or no faith, will find a generous welcome.”
Today in 2019 – and beyond – we continue to recognize and cherish the diversity of all, which includes, but is not limited to: age, race, immigration status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and marital status. We welcome the gifts of everyone in our diverse community, whatever your socio-economic status, your ethnic and cultural background, however you may be physically- or mentally-abled, wherever you may be on your own faith journey, or whether you are a full-time resident, seasonal visitor, or just passing through (for now!).
We invite you to participate in our faith journey as we strive to understand the Gospel, participate in the Sacraments, share in the love that comes through the grace of reconciliation in Christ, and to make meaningful connections through the joy of fellowship with each other.
In short, YOU are welcome here. Come. Be at peace. You’re home.”
Learn more about Christ Trinity Church at: christtrinitychurch.org