We are, well, YOU. Seriously. This is a brand-new baby church, growing up in this neighborhood and filled with people like you from this community. There are no life-long members. There are no outsiders. There are no entrance requirements. There is this: a diverse and growing community of neighbors and friends, gathered together by God to worship, to serve their neighbors, to support each other, and to grow in faith. This church is being created especially for YOU. So come and check it out—God might surprise you.
There are many ways to describe a Christian community. While we are working strongly for the day in which it will no longer be necessary to say, for now it is important to state that this congregation is committed to the full welcome and inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, within the congregation and the world, and treats all requests for weddings in the same respectful, loving, and joy-filled manner.
I want to be...
I want to be part of a community where I am loved; where I am welcomed and respected whatever my background, whatever my history; where forgiveness is a reality and new life is possible through Jesus.
I want to be part of a community that takes seriously my questions about God and about life; that is able to talk openly and lovingly about things that matter; that doesn’t claim to have all the answers, but that knows enough to proclaim and to seek to follow Jesus Christ.
I want to be part of a community where I matter. Where I can be involved. Where my gifts will be valued. Where I will be challenged to grow in faith, in serving others, and in understanding.
I want to be part of a community that cares about my neighborhood. That serves and works every day and every week to help our families, children, seniors, and young adults; that is an active partner with our community associations and schools; that loves and cares for those who are poor, struggling, or at-risk.
I want to be part of a community which isn’t segregated by race or class or age or sexual orientation but which welcomes, includes, and reaches out to the full and awesome diversity of our neighborhood and city.
I want to be part of a community which respects and values tradition but isn’t consumed with how things “used to be;” where we are free to teach and preach and study and live out the Gospel of Jesus in new and old ways that connect to us and our world.