A Message to Our Neighbors:
This is the season for remembering that adversity does not win. Love, the most powerful force, will, not only sustain us, it will strengthen us to rise above the current outbreak of COVID-19. The loving arms of the Church of the Transfiguration stand open to all our neighbors. If you are in need of assistance please call 401-461-3142.
Knit together through love we will get through this.
Wishing you a Happy Passover, a Joyful Easter, a Generous Ramadan and much love.
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"Welcome the stranger who comes to your door for some have entertained angels."
The community at the Church of the Transfiguration extends 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, blew all your offering money at the dog track, you’re welcome here. We welcome 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 hearts …and you!
What is Radical Welcome?
Radical welcome is first and foremost a spiritual practice. It combines the Christian ministry of welcome and hospitality with a faithful commitment to doing the theological, spiritual and systemic work to eliminate historic, systemic barriers that limit the genuine embrace of groups generally marginalized in mainline churches (young adults, the poor, LGBT people, people of color, people with disabilities).
What makes a church Radically Welcoming?
Radically welcoming churches understand that each group brings gifts and perspectives that help the whole congregation to fulfill God’s dream and purpose. These churches seek to embrace everyone’s voices, presence and power, with a special commitment to embracing groups who have been defined as The Other
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday