We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor,
yo no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rail
or could afford to lose a few pounds.
We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like our pastor who can't carry a note in a bucket.
You're welcome here if you're "just browsing," just woke up or just got out of jail. We don't care if you're
more Catholic than the Pope, or haven't been in church since little Joey's Baptism.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are
growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers,
vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you
if you're having problems or you're down in the dumps or if you don't like "organized religion,"
we've been there too.
If you blew all your offering money at the dog track, you're welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those
who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don't work, can't spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted
to go to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer
right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake.
We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding heart... and you!
We are a casual, 'come as you are' church.
We preach, teach and live the inerrant and infallible
word of God,
and would love to have you join us!
News and Coming Events!
Looking ahead, the ladies of Arise will be holding
a "Sing-a-long" with the ladies of the Lydia Roper Home on Saturday, August 15,
2015 - at 10:00 am!
This promises to be a lot of fun and great fellowship, as we get to know these
ladies better! Please let Emma know you would like to be part of this event,
and come ready to sing!
We will meet at the home, and the sing-a-long should last approximately an hour.
See you there!!