A Time for Hope
“. . . and the creator loves pizzazz.”
– Annie Dillard, in The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
True spiritual growth begins once a person has acknowledged that all people are loved and welcomed by God.
So many people and so many churches have yet to acknowledge this truth!
Once we realize that we are all loved and that we are all welcomed, then we begin to love like God loves. Only then are our eyes open to grace. Only then are we freed from anxiety. Only then are we able to appreciate true beauty. Only then can we really play. Only then can we truly create community that bears witness to the way of God.
Only then can we be truly human as God created us to be — to
be constantly amazed at beauty,
and play with the abandon of children.
Gone is negativity. Gone is judgment. Gone is worry. Gone is meanness. All is joy. All is beauty. All is adventure. All is fellowship. All is love.
Through our embrace of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, we bear witness to the way of God.
This is our mission – to reclaim a Christianity of extravagant grace, radical inclusion, and relentless compassion.
Therefore, all our efforts at equality and justice are our testimony on behalf of God as revealed in Jesus Christ. It is our hope that our witness will lead others to acknowledge Jesus as Lord.
We are a sign of hope!
That God’s will is being done on earth as it is in heaven.
You are a child of the majestic creator of the universe. You are loved with a Mother’s love. You are the apple of your Father’s eye. You share the same body as your Brother Jesus the Christ. You are filled with God’s Holy Spirit — your Partner and Lover throughout life. You can claim God’s power and glory. You are fabulous, each and every one!