We come from many different paths to gather here,

For wide is God’s welcome and you are welcome here:

It doesn't matter if you are poor or rich, weak or powerful, you are welcome here.

It doesn’t matter if you are old or young, you are welcome here.

It doesn’t matter if you are sick or healthy, you are welcome here.

It doesn’t matter the color of your skin, your nationality or the country of your citizenship, you are welcome here.

If you are sad or happy, you are welcome here.

It doesn’t matter if you are divorced or married or single, you are welcome here.

It doesn’t matter if you are gay or straight or bisexual, or trans*, you are welcome here.

It doesn’t matter if you believe in God some of the time, all of the time or none of the time, you are welcome here.

(adapted from Toward a Hopeful Future, Phil Snider and Emily Bowen, Pilgrim Press, 2010)