Their welcome statement reads:
“United In Christ Lutheran Church strives to be a community of heartfelt hospitality. We who call UIC home have experienced firsthand the God-given gifts of welcome and participation in the life of this community. We come from different places, with different backgrounds, and with different life experiences. Yet, we come knowing what it means to be many members of one body in Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12).
We believe that, among the members of Christ’s body, such diversity is a gift (1 Corinthians 12:14-26). We believe that we are called to share accordingly in the hospitality we have experienced with the diversity of members God has placed among us. We strive to welcome all of God’s beloved in their diversity of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic bracket, political affiliation, education, nationality, marital status, physical ability, and mental ability. We seek to work alongside such diversity of members as co-laborers in this community. We commit to God’s vision of justice that demands radical hospitality, racial equity, and liberation for the oppressed.
We know that in the diversity of our backgrounds, there are profound differences among us. We welcome those differences, even as we move towards the vision of God’s kingdom wherein true and genuine reconciliation takes place.
We invite you to come and see for yourself. We cannot promise that we will get this gift of hospitality right the first time, but as a community always being made new, we commit to the work of learning how to do better for the sake of our fellow members in this body we share.“
Learn more about United in Christ Lutheran Church at: www.unitedinchristlutheran.net