Affirmation of Welcome Statement
The people of Grace ELC embrace and seek to celebrate the beautiful, amazing diversity of God’s creation and affirm the dignity and worth of every person created in the image of God.
We believe God loves us all and calls us into community to share the good news of God’s love. In covenant, as members of Christ’s Church, we celebrate God’s love for people of every race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, faith, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, and physical, mental, and emotional ability. We believe it is time for our church to open its doors to the movement of God’s Holy Spirit and to be open and affirming of all people, wherever they find themselves in the journey of life.
At the same time, we recognize that there remain differences of opinion among us. We do not seek to erase our differences. We welcome all in our journey together in faith toward greater understanding and mutual respect.
“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7