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cute, but imperfect


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cute, but imperfect


We’re an imperfect bunch of people.

 

Sometimes, making life messy and miserable for ourselves and others.

 

Sometimes, hitting that sweet spot where you're inspired by the people you touch and the things you learn from them.  It's then when you realize you're living this meaningful and "wonderful life."

 

We're unashamed, unapologetic followers of Christ — trying to live the kind of life Jesus lived.

 

We want to connect with other imperfect people to worship and serve — a most Holy God! 

 

We're a peace-and-justice-oriented, LGBTQ-affirming, progressive faith community. 

 

We think it's ok for everyone to bring their culture, their voice, their whole self to church. 

 

We’re a small church and we think that’s a big deal.  We’re small enough to personally know each other; and support one another in ways that are compassionate and authentic.  

 

We're crazy enough to know "there's not a shot in hell," we'll ever eliminate the monstrously big problems facing humanity like homelessness, hatred, poverty, war, and rapid climate change.

 

But, we try anyways.

 

We've helped to start good things in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti communities like the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN at Alpha House), Friends in Deed, Washtenaw/Ann Arbor Hunger Walk (CROP), Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ); and, more recently, the "Soap & Suds" ministry for low-income and homeless families to shower or wash their clothes at the church. 

 

We've seen big things come out of small places.  

 

And, we really don't mind cute, squirrelly kids who just can't sit still in worship. 

 

We would like to get to know you!

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"all means ... ALL"


"all means ... ALL"


It really is that simple.

 

We’re an Open and Affirming Congregation — and have been for awhile. 

 

We celebrate the calling to love and welcome all of God’s children by affirming the inclusion of everyone in the church’s life and ministry. 

 

We were doing what was right, before it became the right thing to do.  Because it was and is the right thing to do then and now.

 

For us, Jesus gets the last word because it really is that simple:  

 

“My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”

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what to expect


what to expect


We try to pay attention to the many ways people experience a God who animates creation and community.

 

We're pretty sure people can find God in the most unexpected places — even the Church.

 

So, expect to be welcomed into a friendly, casual environment by people who are excited to see you.

 

Expect the worship service to last for about 60-75 minutes.

 

Expect to be engaged in a thought-provoking sermon based on the Bible and our life experiences.

 

Expect high-energy worship music.  (Our Band rocks!)

 

Expect fun and challenging teaching for your kids.  

 

Expect to see Juanita and Geneva.  They're at church on most Sundays and have more energy and wisdom than anybody else we know.  They make sure we keep our promises.

 

For more information about Journey of Faith (JOF): 

 

 

We've got great expectations too.  We're looking forward to seeing you soon!

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this radical thing jesus loves


this radical thing jesus loves


We think the church is God's idea.

 

And, Jesus set this radical thing into motion 2,000 years ago.

 

We believe everyone needs to know there is a place to call home beyond your house and a family to call hers beyond her blood.  

 

God asks for our faithfulness, but we don't get to choose the shape our faithfulness takes. 

 

We simply say "yes" and God takes that "yes" and makes what God wants with it.

 

We think the boldest, most innovative and hardest thing to do is — join a group of ordinary people trying to live out their faith in the company of others.

 

And, God continues to be with us in the Spirit of Christ, who makes the church Christ's body, the ongoing incarnation of God in the world.

 

Come and experience the Journey with us.