At Monroe Street Church we extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, of all sexual orientations and gender identities, filthy rich, dirt poor, o no hablo ingles. We love crying newborns, people who are skinny as a rail, or those who could afford to lose a few pounds. You’re welcome here if you are conservative, liberal, progressive or apolitical. We welcome you if you can sing like a rock star or can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up, or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re in church every Sunday, haven’t been in church since little Joey’s baptism, or if you’re traditional or nontraditional.
If you are over 60 but not grown up yet, or are a teenager who is growing up too fast, you have a home here. We welcome soccer moms, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion.” We’ve been there too.
If you blew all your offering money at the casino, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or came because Grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced, or both. We’re glad you’re here if you could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid, or got lost and wound up here by mistake. We welcome visitors, seekers, doubters, bleeding hearts … and you!
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