In her book Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott describes the small urban church that welcomed her at a point in her life when she had reached rock-bottom:
“Most of the people I know (there) have what I want—which is say, purpose, heart, balance, gratitude, joy—(they) are people with a deep sense of spirituality. They are people in community, who pray, or practice their faith…people banding together to work on themselves and for human rights. They follow a brighter light than the glimmer of their own candle; they are a part of something beautiful…Our funky little church is filled with people who are working for peace and freedom, who are out there on the streets and inside praying…When I was at the end of my rope, the people (there) tied a knot in it for me and helped me hold on. The church became my home in the old meaning of home—that it’s where, when you show up, they have to let you in. They let me in. They even said, “You come back now.”
If you are looking for a church home where you will be greeted warmly and given the opportunity to share your gifts as “a part of something beautiful”, I invite you to join us in worship, in a small group, for a mission opportunity, or any other way that you might find meaningful for you as you continue your journey of faith. And know that as you do, you will not just be surrounded by friends, but by the life-changing love and grace of Jesus Christ.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 517-694-8168 or at email@example.com.
Blessings on your journey!
Mark Erbes, Pastor
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