“In the name of Jesus Christ, and through his spirit, we bid you welcome to Journey United Church of Christ, an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ.”
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 you love people whose bodies look like yours, or if you love people whose bodies are different; for here we’re all the body of Christ.
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 who you are, no matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”
(adapted from “The Welcome” at Old South UCC, Boston, MA)