You Are Welcome Here

We come from many different paths to get here. God’s welcome is wide, and you are welcome here.

If you are young or old, you are welcome here.

No matter the color of your skin or your citizenship status, you are welcome  here.

If you are married, single, divorced, separated, remarried, widowed or widower, you are welcome here.

If you are sick or well, you are welcome here.

If you are gay or lesbian or straight or bisexual or transgender, you are welcome here.

If you cannot hear or see, you are welcome here.

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

If you are rich or poor, powerful or weak, you are welcome here.

If you believe in God some of the time, if you believe in God all of the time, or if you have a hard time believing in God, you are welcome here.

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