Our circle is always open. We specifically affirm and welcome into the full life, worship and leadership of the church those who have been and are excluded by the barriers of human creation, whether it be by race, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, language, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ancestry, history, gender identity, geography, or legal status. There are no strangers or outcasts here, only friends.
What is the Beloved Community?
“Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Beloved Community was a dream of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to create a world in which all persons live in peace and harmony. For us it is another way of talking about the Kingdom of God. To “Seek the Beloved Community” at Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church is to follow Jesus’ way of transforming ourselves, our community, our city, our nation and the world.
Hospitality: To welcome the stranger–the outsider–the misunderstood–the suffering. We strive to be radically inclusive and affirming of those who are different from ourselves–especially God’s children who have been marginalized or oppressed.
Faith: To grow it, share it, practice it– live it. Through cultivating intentional habits of faith, we help one another to follow Christ Jesus and become more like him– people of bold and faith-full love.
Justice: That which is equitable, right, fair and good. We believe this is what God calls us to in scripture both as individuals and as a community—to do justice, become just people, and work for a more just and loving world.
“Seeking the Beloved Community through the liberating love of Jesus.” (1 John 4:7-8, Luke 4:18-19, Matt 6:33)