Their welcome statement reads:
As we journey with Christ, each other, and the neighbors God gives us, we welcome and embrace all people in God’s rich diversity of race, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, social and economic circumstances, and abilities. We invite you, and the family that surrounds you, into this faith community as we learn, explore, and grow together in our understanding of God and the world.
To journey with Christ, each other, and the neighbors God gives us, celebrating our common humanity as well as our differences.
We celebrate God’s goodness in all that we do.
We honor and respect each person’s journey with grace and inclusivity.
We offer our best and seek to grow as we walk with Christ, understanding that we will make mistakes and will strive to learn from them.
We nurture and equip people to use their gifts and talents.
We reach out to and partner with others as we join God at work in the world.
We embrace diversity and value all people as children of God whose varied race, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, social and economic circumstances, and life experiences contribute to the richness and fullness of our community.“
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