If you look at the data within a 10 mile radius of our church, the most important things that people look for when they look for a new church are 1) good preaching 2) a warm, welcoming atmosphere. What does it mean to be welcoming? It’s more than just a friendly smile or a handshake. Being welcoming means creating an environment where all people, regardless of their background, can feel accepted and valued.
At Trinity UMC Cartersville, we strive to create a truly welcoming community for everyone who walks through our doors and it’s not just about what happens on Sunday mornings. Every time someone walks onto our campus, our people go above and beyond to make others feel welcome.
In the Bible, the virtue of hospitality is emphasized in numerous passages, demonstrating how crucial it is to live welcoming lives. Romans 15:7 (NIV) affirms this, saying, “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” This verse serves as a potent reminder that being welcoming is not merely a human practice but a reflection of Christ’s own acceptance of us. By welcoming others, we mirror God’s all-encompassing love, and in doing so, become channels for His grace and warmth.
Join us this coming Sunday for the second week of the engaging Koinonia sermon series at Trinity UMC Cartersville. Delve deeper into the Biblical principles of love and hospitality as we explore the profound meanings of ‘Koinonia’. Come, be part of this spiritual journey where the word of God molds us into a vibrant, welcoming community, reflecting Christ’s love and acceptance in every interaction. Experience the warmth and unity of Koinonia, and let it illuminate your path of faith. Everyone is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there!