Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Ankeny, IA).
Their welcome statement reads:
“Grace, peace, and welcome to you in the name of the blessed, Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We are people simultaneously faithful and afraid; broken and redeemed; joyful and struggling to keep it together. Together, we strive to share God’s love by loving our neighbors and loving creation. Even though we don’t know you yet, we already love you.
You are loved. We believe you are a beloved child of God created in God’s image.
You are loved. We believe Jesus loves you and taught us, “Love one another as I have loved you.”
You are loved. Your race, gender identity, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, marital status, financial situation, social standing, education, cultural background, immigration status, or any other category or label cannot separate you from the love of God, nor keep you from being what God called you to be.
You are loved. No matter where you are on your faith journey, no matter the questions you bring, no matter the doubts or struggles you bear, there is a place for you here to ask, seek, and share.
You are invited. We strive to create a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment where all are invited, and each is accepted and embraced. We invite you to receive and share God’s love as you are, for who you are.
The People of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church”
Learn more about Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at: https://www.holytrinityankeny.org/