• Liz Schob

We Are All Welcome Here

Updated: Jul 15, 2021

When I first walked through the doors of Wedgewood Community Church, I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive. Not because of Wedgewood itself, but because I had spent the previous eleven years running from my spirituality and I had finally decided to stop running. But that didn't mean that I wasn't scared. You see, I had been hurt by the Christian church and jaded to the point that I didn't think I'd find any spiritual community that shared my values and didn't try to shove dogma down my throat. That is until Wedgewood came along.

I had recently moved to Charlotte, NC for a job and was eager to find my place in the local community. And I had come to the realization that, while I was no longer a Christian, I missed having a spiritual community to call home. I told a friend of mine about my search as well as my apprehension and she said five words that changed my life: "Have you heard about Wedgewood?"

She told me about this church that wasn't really a church, but more of a meeting place where people from all faiths and backgrounds could meet together and share their stories. My friend told me that this community was liberal, culturally diverse, LGBTQ+ affirming, service-oriented, and supported women leaders. She said that as long as I kept an open mind, I could find a place there. So I went.

That was over two years ago. And since then, I have grown to love Wedgewood Church more and more each day. I have become friends with people from just about every walk of life and background. From Buddhists and Atheists to Unitarian Universalists and Christians, to everyone in between, you will find someone at Wedgewood with whom you can walk your spiritual journey. Why?

Because we're all just a bunch of deeply flawed spiritual misfits who want to share our love with the world.

And that is truly a thing of beauty.

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