All are welcome at Joy
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, divorced, married, widowed, or if your relationship status is “complicated”. We love families, no matter how you define them.
We are glad you are here whether you come every Sunday or if this is your first time at our church or any church at all. You are welcome here if you know the bible backwards and forwards, or have never really read it, if you know Jesus or are just curious to hear what he is all about. We welcome you if you have doubts about “organized religion” or are a “cradle Christian”.
We welcome liberals, conservatives, moderates, and undecideds. If you cheer for the right team, or don’t like sports, you are welcome here.
We especially welcome those who could use a prayer right now, or an assurance that God loves them, those who are struggling, and those who are doing okay.
Whoever you are, whatever your past or present – God welcomes you and so do we. We are glad that you are here!
All means all.
We are deeply sorry if you or anyone you love have been hurt in any way by the church or in the name of God.
This is not right for people of faith to ignore very real injuries.
God is the source of all life; therefore, all creation is worthy of God's love and grace. Love that builds up, respects, and cherishes is a gift from God to all people through grace. We ask God to guide us as we journey toward a deeper understanding of God's inclusive welcome and love.
Please join us on this journey. Our communities need your voice.
If you'd like more information on the ELCA's commitment to affirming our LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ, click below.