Have You Seen the Good News? God’s Doors Are Open to All!
God’s Doors Are Open To All is a temporary art installation from the Love is Love Sunday school class at St. John’s UMC in Baton Rouge. We’re glad you saw it and came here to learn more. The doors were first displayed on the St. John’s campus from May 26 until June 16, 2019.
With this art project, Love is Love and St. John’s UMC want our neighbors, especially our LGBTQIA+ neighbors, to know you are welcome here at St. John’s. Despite any news you may have heard about the larger United Methodist Church, St. John’s continues to build on a legacy of welcoming and loving all our neighbors. In that tradition, the Love is Love class has chosen to be a community that seeks to welcome, include, and affirm all people, particularly LGBTQIA+.
As a diverse congregation, we don’t always see eye to eye. This project has initiated a series of important conversations within the church. Despite our differences, we commit to remain a family. St John’s will continue to adhere to the Book of Discipline. Something we all affirm is that our doors are–and will always be–open to all of God’s children.
St. John’s is a family of believers who glorify God, and together we are called to feed people spiritually and physically and to make disciples for Jesus Christ. We worship together Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 11, with coffee time at 9:30 and Sunday school at 9:45. We invite you to join us. There is a place for you here. Be welcomed. Be loved.
You can contact St. John’s or the Love is Love Sunday School Class directly via firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether the doors are on the front lawn or not, Love is Love will welcome, include, love and affirm all people just as you are.