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Family meals

The Eucharist is a family meal: despite earthly imperfections, it is a place where all are welcome and wanted and part of the family. Continue reading

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Welcoming Christmas guests

Preparing to welcome guests can be wonderful! If we make it so. So let us welcome all of those whom God will put in our path, and give thanks for the opportunity to offer hospitality—welcoming others in Jesus’ name. Continue reading

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Getting through the door

Getting through the door again—at the gym or at church—can be difficult. But when we’re invited and welcomed, we know it’s healthy and beneficial and something we want to make a priority in our lives. Continue reading

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Ageism

In the face of regular ageism, perhaps our scripture is a gentle reminder to us to embrace the whole family; the young and the old, the fidgety and the calm, the runners and the slow-walkers. As community, we are all to be welcomed, embraced, involved: that’s what being church is all about. Continue reading

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Welcome: part one

Churches have a unique method for welcoming people as well. I’ve noticed across the country that there are a variety of methods. I’d like to talk about the art of ‘welcoming’ for a bit. To help me, what style, format or method does your church use for welcoming? Continue reading

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Hello Sweetie!

In a culture where people want to avoid conformity at any cost, how does the church respond? We claim to be a church that delights in “unity in diversity,” yet sometimes when we come together it can seem that we are expecting sameness. Perhaps, despite all our differences, we all just want to be welcomed. Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to Be Hospitality

What caused them to not only “do” hospitality during this busy season but to stop and “be” hospitality to the strangers I sent to their doorstep? These are people who have begun to understand that these days of feasting call us to open up our lives, our homes, our hearts; to be hospitality to Christ who comes to us in many forms. Continue reading

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Welcoming the Stranger

It seems to me that in Christendom we became so accustomed to having “strangers” look more or less like ourselves that we’ve forgotten how to welcome a real stranger in our midst. Continue reading

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Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!

We wrestle with two kinds of welcome in the fall: welcoming the regulars back into the busy-ness of fall, and asking ourselves how to be hospitable to newcomers. How can we think about welcome to share the good news that God welcomes each and every one of us with open arms? Continue reading

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Are You Making A Good First Impression?

When new families walk through your doors what do they see? What do they experience? How are they treated? First impressions are often lasting impressions; furthermore research seems to indicate that our first impressions are made very quickly. We only have one chance to make a good first impression and a positive experience will go a long way towards encouraging a new family to return with their children. Continue reading

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