‘‘For I was a stranger and you welcomed me…’

Matthew 25:35

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The church is called to be a community of hospitality, responding generously to the welcome God gives to us, and there is no doubt that having a church with an open door strengthens the role of the church in the community and gives opportunities for mission.  Our churches should be:

  • Welcoming places
  • Sacred Spaces
  • Life-giving places

This applies whether there is a service taking place or there is nobody there!

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