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Welcome

Each of us is a child of God worthy of God’s love. In our diversity, we are created in God’s image. In celebration of that good news, everyone is invited to join in worship and fellowship. This invitation is extended to all–people of all races, all ethnic backgrounds, all generations, all physical and mental abilities, all economic conditions, all sexual orientations–honoring the diversity of our faith journeys. We invite you to bless this church with your presence as God’s grace is present in all creation.

Grace United Methodist Church is a community of Christ where a cross-section of metropolitan Des Moines gathers for worship, study and service. At the core of our existence is Christ’s vision for the world and the church. We are a servant people, striving to live our lives so as to increase the love for God and neighbor in the world.

Who is Welcome at Grace United Methodist Church?

If you reside on the Eastside.
If you come to refill from Snusville, or Sherman Hill.
If you are a matriarch from Capital Park–
–or a layman from Mondamin.
You are welcome here.

If you are a firebrand from South of Grand,
or a ‘yes we can’ from Waveland.
If you’ve seen the fight-for-rights firsthand.
Whether you made the drive from Clive or took a jaunt from Johnston,
If you have a mild demeanor–
–or misdemeanors.
You are welcome here.

If you’re an Easter Laker–
–or a bellyacher,
You are welcome here.

If you are Riverbend or West end.
If you are Downtown, or down and out.
If you are an insider or a South Sider,
If you are a high achiever from Lower Beaver.
A socialite from Windsor Heights,
A typical male from Urbandale
Or a debutante from Bondurante, 

And If you want to be one of the dreamers and schemers who get down and dirty–
–but come up cleaner.
You are welcome here.

If you believe there is something powerful in our differences and something FAR more powerful that draws us together, the love of God.
If you are skeptical or heretical,
Or a firm believer in the young redeemer.
You are welcome here.

If you are pretty religious and quick with forgiveness.
If you are Brown, Black, White; bashful or forthright.
Gay, straight, cisgender, transgender, or none-of-your-business!
You are welcome here.

If you have been hurt and abused
You are welcome here.

If you have been ignored and silenced
You are welcome here.

If you are sick and tired and need a place to rest
You are welcome here.

If you are ready to stand up and make a difference.
We see you, We hear you. We welcome you!

You are welcome here.

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