Affirmation of Welcome

The faith community of St. Stephen welcomes into the full life of this church all those whom God welcomes.

Welcome to long-time Christians, believers of every tradition, and people new to the faith.

Welcome to you who have no church home, need strength, or seek forgiveness; you are welcome here whether you want to follow Jesus, have doubts, or do not believe.

Welcome to new friends and old.

Welcome to people of every age, size, gender, and sexual orientation; of every color and culture, every ability and challenge.

Welcome to people of every political perspective and relationship status; folks in any social, legal, or economic position; and everyone in any state of health.

Welcome to believers, questioners, and questioning believers.

This is a place where grace is shared and people grow. This is a place where lives are made new.

This is a place where you are welcome to celebrate and sorrow, to rejoice and recover.

You are welcome to make St. Stephen part of your life. Come for worship, education, social service, or special events.

You are invited, as our neighbor, to experience a relationship with God.