Welcome Statement

Plainwell First United Methodist Church affirms that all people are created in the image of God, and, as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God’s love and grace.  We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of our church, as we journey toward reconciliation through Christ.  Plainwell First United Methodist Church is called to the ministry of reconciliation.

We embrace as a gift the diversity of our world.  We recognize and affirm our human family’s diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, family structure, marital status, faith history, economic status, physical and mental ability, and education.

We also recognize that there are differences among us but believe that we can love alike, even though we may not think alike.  We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church and society.  We invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.