“A church building is not the house of God. The people are the house of God.”

The building ought to make a statement about the kind of community we are and are called to become. The building ought to be a welcoming, hospitable , and inclusive space. We are the body of Christ, a living organism, sisters and brothers in Christ. When we come together for worship we are called to model life in the reign of God, a reign of justice, love, and peace. Our gathering together ought to model just and caring relationships towards one another, towards visitors and strangers, and towards those who are marginalized by society.  

~From Liturgical Principles by Bill Crockett August 2000


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