"Jesus didn’t turn people away. Neither do we."
In October, Jess, Chris, and I will celebrate one year as members of Old South Church in Boston. We fell in love with Old South because of its dedication to the inclusive dimensions of God’s Grace and its status as an Open and Affirming church. We knew that no matter who we were or who we loved, we would be welcome there.
Since 1669, our church has been a place of extravagant welcome. This Sunday, we celebrate this with our first ever Invite a Friend to Worship event! We want people to join us for worship on Sunday to see how welcoming we are and explore themes of connectedness and community.
Jess, Chris, and I have helped organize this event in hopes that we can share some of our love of Old South with those we love and care about. Whether you feel like you belong in church or not, I can assure you, Old South will welcome you with open arms!
The three of us worship during Festival Worship at 11 AM! Old South is located right at the Copley T Station at 645 Boylston Street in Boston, MA.
If you’re interested in learning more about Old South’s extravagant welcome, visit OldSouth.org or follow this link to the Welcome page!
“In the name of Jesus Christ, and through his spirit, we bid you welcome to Old South Church in Boston, an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ.
You are welcome here if you are married, or if you are single,
for we will partner with you.
You are welcome here if you are a parent, or the child of one,
for we will be a family to you.
You are welcome here if you know what you believe,
and you are welcome if you have no idea what to believe,
for we will share our faith.
You are welcome here if you love people whose bodies look like yours,
or if you love people whose bodies are different,
for here, we are all the body of Christ.
You are welcome here if your people are from this place, or from far away,
for our God is both here and everywhere.
You are welcome here if you are a saint, or a sinner,
for God knows we are all of us both.
No matter who you are,
no matter where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.
–Rev. Quinn G. Caldwell, Associate Minister”