One of the things we say nearly every time we gather is that everyone is welcome- whatever your faith; whatever your doubts. We’re not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way it seems that the church in the world became afraid of learning, afraid of questions, and participating in the life of a congregation meant keeping a lot of opinions to yourself.
We are teachers, nurses, computer scientists, and stay at home moms and dads. We are accountants, construction managers, lawyers, and engineers. We are thoughtful people who know how to celebrate science and learning and practice our faith at the same time.
One of the greatest legacies of the Presbyterian tradition is education. John Calvin in Geneva required girls to be educated just like the boys establishing the first co-educational school system in the world. And wherever Presbyterians established themselves the first institutions they built were schools. We are proud of this heritage, and we continue it through our education programs and by providing an atmosphere where all questions are welcome, and where doubts are something to be expected, not something to be ashamed of.