You are welcome here if you are married, or if you are single;
for we will partner with you.
You are welcome here if you are a parent, or the child of one;
for we will be a family to you.
You are welcome here if you know what you believe, and you are welcome if you have no idea what to believe;
for we will share our faith.
You are welcome here if your people are from this place, or from far away;
for our God is both here and everywhere.
You are welcome here if you are a saint, or a sinner;
for God knows we are all of us both.
No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcomed here. There is room for you, your thoughts, your questions and doubts, your faith and hope, your gifts and talents. There’s room in our pews, in our hearts, our prayers and in the future God has in store for us together. You are invited!
(adapted from “The Welcome” at Old South UCC, Boston, MA)