Joining together for healing and wholeness

We thank the First Presbyterian Church for having us. The service was centered around healing, and everyone was welcome to join. We showed support to those that are struggling with grief, illness, loneliness, or discontent. It was through this contemplative service we pray for God's healing and wholeness in our lives and to all in our world.

Churches have long been a place of solace and support for individuals seeking healing and community. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of inclusivity within these sacred spaces. In this blog post, we will explore how churches can come together to foster inclusive healing and community support.

Why is inclusivity important in church?

Inclusivity is important in church because it reflects the teachings of love, acceptance, and compassion that are at the core of many faith traditions. When churches embrace inclusivity, they create an environment where all individuals, regardless of their background, can feel welcomed and supported.

Creating a welcoming environment

Creating a welcoming environment starts with the physical space of the church. It is important to ensure that the church is accessible to individuals with disabilities, with ramps, elevators, and designated parking spaces. Additionally, churches can provide gender-neutral restrooms to accommodate individuals who do not identify within the traditional gender binary.

Supporting diverse voices

One way to foster inclusivity is by supporting diverse voices within the church community. This can be done by inviting individuals from different backgrounds to share their stories and experiences during sermons or community events. It is also important to actively seek out and listen to the perspectives of marginalized groups within the congregation.

Providing resources for healing

Churches can play a crucial role in providing resources for healing. This can include offering support groups for individuals struggling with mental health issues, addiction, or grief. By partnering with local organizations and professionals, churches can ensure that individuals have access to the resources they need to heal and thrive.

Embracing diversity in worship

Worship services can be a powerful way to celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity. Churches can incorporate music, prayers, and rituals from different cultural and religious traditions. By doing so, they send a message that all individuals, regardless of their background, are valued and respected.

Building a sense of community

Building a sense of community is essential for inclusive healing. Churches can organize social events, such as potlucks or game nights, to bring people together and foster connections. Additionally, creating small groups or committees focused on specific interests or needs can provide individuals with a sense of belonging and support.


By coming together for inclusive healing and community support, churches can create a safe and welcoming space for all individuals. Embracing diversity, providing resources for healing, and building a sense of community are essential steps towards fostering inclusivity in church. Let us strive to create spaces where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

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