We aren’t going to try to talk you into coming to our church because we have all the “answers” or the “right” dogma or the most “spiritual” people in town. If anything, you should know we are probably a lot like you, and that means, fairly screwed up.
We are a community filled with people who have checkered pasts, current addictions, skeletons in the closet, consistent struggles with shame, guilt, fear, anger, un-forgiveness and urges we’d like to keep to ourselves. Maybe you don’t have any of these struggles, and that’s awesome. But, if you struggle with fear and arrogance like everyone else and long for a community that will love and accept you as you open up to God, then you might fit right in.
See, we’re doing our best to be honest with our failures, to encourage and help each other along the path, to celebrate, like a family, with our victories.
We see Jesus wearing a tuxedo shirt, “formal, yet likes to party,” to borrow a line from “Talledega Nights.” (Jesus is a movie buff too)
Really, we’re simply trying our best to follow Jesus. We strive to be his hands in a broken world. We aren’t perfect, we don’t have it all right or all together. But it’s the journey that counts.
So come stumble along with us if you’d like, as we try together to be fully human, connecting with God, trying to make the world a better place, reaching out a helping hand just as Jesus did.
But if church isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry. We serve coffee too (and sometimes Timbits), and our doors will always be open to anyone in search of love, humor, acceptance and the grace of God.
~Thanks Paul Bergmann for allowing us to share your AWESOME thoughts....