Sunday, February 3, 2008

True Christian hospitality

My church today began the 9-week process of becoming officially "open and affirming." We'll vote at the end of the study we're doing, but I'm told there should be no problem at all. Years ago there were members who were uncomfortable with it, but they are no longer with us. Good thing ~ I'm not eager for any more church conflict!

It makes me very happy to be part of such a church as this. People here take hospitality, true Christian hospitality, seriously. Wow.

9 comments:

Jan said...

That is wonderful!

Jiff said...

Wonderful, indeed.
How is Joyce?

Rev SS said...

WOW! Indeed. You and I are two very blessed pastors to serve in this type of congregation.

Songbird said...

It's such a good thing. I had the privilege of going through this process with a church as pastor, and it was remarkable. People who had been hiding parts of themselves could finally breathe!

Linda said...

I would have thought that church had already been through the process. I can imagine it will be a helpful learning process, but not a big deal. I'm anxious to hear how it goes.

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Wonderful indeed.

Gannet Girl said...

Yay!

RevDrKate said...

Blessings on your church in the process.

karlajean said...

prayers of love, support, and joy!