Lake Harriet United Methodist Church is Inclusive, Intergenerational and In Community. We strive to be a community where all God’s children are welcome whatever their race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance or theological perspective. Following Christ’s example, we open our hearts, minds, and doors to welcome all who come to us in God’s grace.



No matter who you are or

where you are on life’s journey,

you are welcome here:


If you are young or old, you are welcome

If you have brown skin, black skin, white skin, or any color of skin, you are welcome

If you are married or single, you are welcome

If you are gay or straight, transgender, whatever pronounce you use, you are welcome

If you are sick or well, you are welcome

If you are a perfect person, then you probably don’t need a church, but if you are like us and are imperfect, mistake-making, still-trying, need all the encouragement I can get kind of person, then this is a community for you and you are welcome.

If you are happy or sad, you are welcome

If you can sing like a rock star or an opera singer, or you cannot sing at all, you are welcome.

Whenever you arrived and however you came here, you are welcome.

If you believe in God some of the time or all of the time, or you’re just beginning to explore who God is, you are welcome


You are welcome here

Come with your gifts, your pain, your hope, your fears


Come with the traditions that have helped you and hurt you

Come with your experiences that have made you and broken you

Come with a mind, ready to engage, and a heart, open to discern

Come and listen for the Holy Spirit that calls you to love your neighbor wholeheartedly, seek justice, create peace and practice compassion

You are welcome here!


+ Adapted from a welcome by Gordon Brown, published in Shaping Sanctuary