Proposed Welcome Statement*
Wherever you are on your faith journey, you are invited to walk with us.
We welcome people of every age and size, color and culture, financial circumstance, sexual orientation, gender identity, and relationship status.
We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, past imprisonment, or anything that too often divides us.
We welcome contemplative thinkers and spirited children. We welcome believers, questioners, and questioning believers.
As a community of the people of God, we are committed to being a welcoming church, centered in the radical love of Jesus Christ.
You are welcome here.
* At our Annual Meeting, January 21, 2017, the congregation will vote on this question:
“Shall Faith Lutheran Church of Meadow Vista be a Reconciling in Christ congregation?”
If the answer to this question is “yes,” the text in italics above will be our new Welcome Statement. This statement has been created through the efforts of the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Core Team and the Church Council:
Adam Borruso Melia Borruso
Tom Elmore Connie Elmore
Colleen Hogan Julie Hettig
Carolyn Peterson Amy Dieter
Tony Freitas Michelle Hamil
Ann Linkugel Kathy Van Zuuk
Casey Mills Carlos Del Pozo
Jennifer Wood Mark Duarte
RIC Bible STudy Audio recording
Pastor Ron Valadez, Bethlehem Lutheran, is leading a
4-session Bible study looking at what the Bible says (and does not say) about homosexuality. The audio recording below is of the 1st class which took place on August 6.
Audio Recording of August 13th class.
Audio Recording of August 27th class.
Audio Recording of October 1st class.