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When in Rome

Travel is a recurring theme in the holy stories of our tradition. Jesus intuitively understood that the ministry to which God was calling him required that he give up the comfort and security of a home base to live as a nomadic teacher. Continue reading

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You’re invited!

When was the last time you invited someone to church? And more importantly, when will be the next time you invite someone to church? Continue reading

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Open door

She smiled and said, “If you get lost, my husband and I are sitting right behind you – just let us know.” I was really impressed with their warmth and hospitality. Continue reading

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The secret society

If we are to truly be welcoming, we need to help people feel comfortable, and part of the family. It’s about community, after all – not secret societies! Continue reading

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What Type of Church are We?

Welcoming newcomers means initiating relationships with people who will become members of our faith family. Our welcoming ministry begins with laying a good foundation to attract people but also encourage them to return as well as having them feel comfortable as they become a part of the family. 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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