Stories of Welcome

These stories of welcome illustrate how individuals and families have found welcome and belonging or how they are shaping welcome. Visit this page often to find new stories. Send us your story of welcome!

“Focus on love” December 5, 2019

A Story of Welcome contributed by Jefri Franks, Crossroads Church, Kansas City, Missouri

“What the global Church could be” November 29, 2019

A Story of Welcome contributed by Rev. Amanda Kerr, St. Paul’s Christian Church, Raleigh, North Carolina

“I’m going to start to cry” November 26, 2019

A Story of Welcome contributed by Rev. James Brewer-Calvert, Senior Pastor First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Decatur, Georgia

“The Good Samaritan and Standards of Care” November 21, 2019

A Story of Welcome contributed by Seth A. Sonneville, MDiv, MS, BCC, Board Certified Chaplain at a Pediatric Hospital

“Because of my son” November 19, 2019

A Story of Welcome contributed by Daphne Reiley, Parent, First Christian Church of Decatur (Disciples of Christ), author of Love, Then Listen: Sharing My Son’s Journey Toward His True Gender

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