Welcome! All who are weary and burdened, all who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo no habla Ingles, all who are skinny as a toothpick or could lose a few. Welcome! We welcome you if you can wail like a newborn, sing like Taylor Swift, or like our pastor who is more loony than tuney. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more churchy than the Pope, more presidential than Obama, or can’t spell Presbyterian. We are excited that you are here even if you are over 60 but not grown up yet, or teenish and growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, biker gangs, starving artists, saggy pants, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, hipster vegetarians, & junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted, baggy jeans, boot cut, or tight jeans. We welcome you if you’re struggling, on your last leg, or flying high. Even if you don’t like organized religion, not sure if there is a God, tired of the self-righteous hypocrites or tired of people calling you one, you are welcome here.
If you blew all your offering money at the casino, just bought that fancy new car, or don’t have a dime to your name, we want you. If you come in your pajamas or your three piece suit with the matching hankies, we don’t mind. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We welcome conservatives and liberals. We welcome Christians, non-Christians, psuedo Christians, hipster Christians, fundamental Christians, pentecostal Christians, fire insurance Christians, and even cat lovin Christians. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts…and you!