First off, our hearts, our minds, and our doors are always open to you!
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, or yo no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.
We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like our pastor who can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, and junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too.
If you blew all your offering money at the dog track, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or just because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.”
We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts … and you!
(thank you to the "Our Lady of Lourdes" Catholic Community for their humor)
But seriously, we do believe that everyone is a child of God, worthy of love and life. We speak the language of love, which is why our motto is: love spoken here. We are not into cramming our beliefs down your throat. Our founder, John Wesley taught us, "We may not all believe alike, but we can all love alike." We live that thru our reconciling stance, opening our hearts to everyone, including the LGBTQ+ Community. We reject the poison of partisanship, and seek to weave all hearts into God's tapestry. We build our ministries and missions around the scriptural belief to "Love one another." Our church is not the four walls, but the love we hold for each other and for those in our community. We strive to serve the least, the last, and the lost; the forgotten ones and the neglected ones; those who are hungry and those who are lonely. We are a church committed to mission, and invite you to come and be a part of our work being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. So no, you won't find much dogma or doctrine being pushed here, just a group of broken people seeking to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ serving the world. If that can be your creed, then come on and join us. We will put you to work.