Am I welcome?

20180930_152148305_iOS“All are welcome! You don’t have to be a member of this congregation. You don’t have to be a Lutheran. The gifts of God are free!”

All are welcome. This is our mantra and  our mission…to spread the love and teachings of Jesus by reaching out to those in need, welcoming and accepting all people unconditionally, providing a safe space for those who do not know about or who have felt excluded from Christianity, actively caring for each other, encouraging spiritual growth, and providing inspirational and stimulating worship experiences.

We are a Reconciling in Christ Congregation that welcomes our LGBTQIA friends. We welcome people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

20180930_140029890_iOSWhat are your core beliefs?

We believe in The Trinity. aka: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In this way honoring the wholeness and complexity of all God’s characteristics.

We believe that existence and each participant therein (flora, fauna, humanity and everything in-between) is designed and cherished by God.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who championed a whole new level of living and transformed lives through His life, crucifixion and resurrection.

. . . a whole new level of living . . . across physical distance . . . we are active participants in this deeply significant narrative.

We are confident that God’s Spirit is active in the world today.

We believe we are part of a larger narrative-one that connects us to other Jesus-followers throughout time and across physical distance. That when we seek and struggle and grapple with God’s word, we are active participants in this deeply significant narrative.

The Confession of Faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is part of our founding constitution. The ELCA accepts the following creeds as true…The Apostles’ Creed, The Nicene Creed, and The Athanasian Creed.

What do I wear? Whether you’re worshiping virtually or in person, casual is fine.

Is there childcare? We offer childcare with a nursery attendant for young children. They’re welcome at worship also.

Where do I park? Please use street parking on 39th Street and Charles. There is some handicapped parking in the semicircular driveway off of 39th St. Overflow parking is available across the street at the Scottish Rite Temple (3800 North Charles).