Welcoming Ministry

Welcome! We welcome all people here, whether you are a “cradle” Episcopalian or are just learning about who Jesus is. We welcome those with young families, are single, married, divorced, queer, rich, poor, or no hablo Inglés. We welcome those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rail, or could afford to lose a few pounds. We welcome you if you can sing like Lesley Odom, Jr. or like many of us who can’t carry a tune. You’re welcome here if you’re new to town or been here for ages. We don’t care if you’re more Catholic than the Pope, or haven’t been in church since little Maria’s Baptism. We welcome soccer moms, Meat and Beer dads, starving artists, activists, 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 lonely or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too. We welcome those who work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here 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 or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers, and doubters. We welcome you and we will see and hear you. (thanks to Integrity USA for the inspiration)

The purpose of Welcoming Ministry to help A&HT’s mission of putting God’s love into action by providing creating a welcoming space our congregation, newcomers, and our community. There are many people working together and separately to hold space and welcome newcomers to build our church community.

Welcoming roles include: Baking bread for newcomers, bringing soup to shut ins, and participating in the community events that the church hosts, like Canines for Christ. Please call Mary Melville at 513-386-4385 if you are interested in learning more.

A&HT is grateful to have such a vibrant ministry that helps our congregation get together in love and fellowship. Thank you to everyone who is a part of it!