An Affirming Statement of Welcome

We, the Congregation of Grace UCC of Loyal Oak, welcome you….
If you are Asian, Hispanic, Black, or White;
If you are male, female, or transgendered;
If you are 5 days old, 25, 55, or 105;
If you’ve never been in a church, temple, cathedral or mosque;
If you are single, married, widowed, divorced, separated, partnered;
If you are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or yet unsure of your sexuality;
If you are Republican, Democrat, Independent, Socialist, Libertarian, or no party at all;
If you are pro life, or pro choice;
If you have, or have had addictions, phobias, or a criminal record;
If you have a disability of any kind or not;
If you own your home, rent, live with parents, or are homeless;
However the rest of the world describes you, and however you describe yourself: