Statement of Welcome
All Are Welcome!
All are welcome at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bakersfield.
If you are Asian, Hispanic, Black, or White.
If you are Christian, or if you are not Christian.
If you are male or female or transgender.
If you are three days old, 30 years old, or 103 years old.
If you have never stepped foot in a church or are a life-long Christian.
If you are single, married, partnered, separated or divorced.
If you are straight, gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
If you are Republican, Democrat, Independent, Socialist, or not registered to vote.
If you have, or had, addictions, phobias, abortions, or a criminal record.
If you own your home, rent, live with your parents, or are homeless.
If you are fully-abled, disabled, or a person of differing abilities.
All are welcome. This is a safe place to encounter God and one another.
We at St. Paul's Episcopal Church commit ourselves to the radical hospitality and inclusiveness of Jesus Christ. In faithfulness to the Gospel; the holy, catholic, and apostolic tradition; and our Anglican and Episcopal heritage, and to the best of our ability, we pledge ourselves to providing programs, ministries, and pastoral care to all who seek God in this place.
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