Welcome from Pastor George

As Pastor of Cork United Methodist Church let me welcome you in the name of Jesus Christ.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here:


If you are young or old, you are welcome.

If you have brown skin, black skin, white skin, or any color of skin, you are welcome .

If you are married or single, you are welcome.

If you are gay or straight, you are welcome .

If you are transgender, you are welcome .

If you are a man or a woman, you are welcome.

If you cannot hear or see, you are welcome .

If you are sick or well, you are welcome .

If you are happy or sad, you are welcome.

If you are rich or poor, powerful or weak, you are welcome.

If you believe in God some of the time or none of the time or all of the time, you are welcome .

You are welcome here .


Come with your gifts, your pain, your hope, your fears.

Come with the traditions that have helped you and hurt you.

Come with your experiences that have made you and broken you.

Come with a mind, ready to engage, and a heart, open to discern .

Come and listen for the Sacred Spirit that calls you to love your neighbor wholeheartedly, seek justice, create peace and practice compassion .


You are welcome here!

Come, find freedom in Christ, then share it!


-Pastor George Hatmaker


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