Their welcome statement reads:
“At our church, we say “Welcome to New Life Lutheran Church where everybody is Somebody and Jesus Christ is Lord.”
Jesus is the source of grace, love, forgiveness and power in our lives and this creation. And, everybody is Somebody. In other words, we accept and affirm the humanity and life experience of every individual. We choose to live this out boldly.
Because inclusion was a strong focus of Jesus, and because not all people have been welcomed into faith communities because of their identity, we strive to build a community that reflects the diversity of God’s creation. Because equality and justice were concerns of Jesus, we warmly welcome all people of the LGBTQIA+ community and people of all races and ethnicities in this church. In addition, we strongly commit to anti-racism work in ourselves, our church, our community, and our world.
New Life is a faith community which takes what we do seriously without taking ourselves too seriously. As a beloved community, we laugh, cry, and learn together. We may not always agree on everything, but we rely on our shared love of God and one another to create a space where all are welcome.
We can’t wait to say to you: Welcome to New Life Lutheran Church, where everybody is Somebody and Jesus Christ is Lord!“
Learn more about New Life Lutheran Church at: www.newlifebolingbrook.org