New Member Ceremony

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  • By Carter Heyward
    From WorshipWeb
    We are not automatic lovers of self, others, world, or God. Love does not just happen. We are not love machines, puppets on the strings of a deity called “love.” Love is a choice—not simply, or necessarily, a rational choice, but rather a willingness to be present to others without pretense or...
  • By Rachel Rott
    From WorshipWeb
    There is, in this place, the possibility of healing, of repair, of making things right: within ourselves, between us, and with the wider world.
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    From WorshipWeb
    We place flowers on the altar to remember those people—living and dead—who shaped the congregation that we call our spiritual home.
  • By Kimberlee Anne Tomczak Carlson
    From WorshipWeb
    You have been looking for something larger than yourself.
  • By Katie Romano Griffin
    From WorshipWeb
    Come, let us enter this space of hope and community. Come, let us enter this space with our sorrows, our joys, our passion and compassion...
  • By Dana E Worsnop
    From WorshipWeb
    Often people say that they love coming to a place with so many like-minded people. I know just what they are getting at -- and I know that...
  • By Liz James
    From WorshipWeb
    Today, you join in membership. This is a moment of excitement and possibility. And although I don’t wish to pull you out of this moment, I...
  • By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
    From WorshipWeb
    As drops of rain that find each other and build to become a track, a rivulet, a stream, a river, a sea, so are we drawn together; so are we...
  • By Manish Mishra-Marzetti
    From WorshipWeb
    New Member Covenant (new members recite in unison) We enter this faith with hope and possibility in our hearts, pledging to participate in...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    From WorshipWeb
    Here in this church, human beings have gathered for centuries seeking a higher purpose and deeper life than they could find alone. We are...