To all those disenfranchised by the recent changes at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor (TNT, 11-14), there’s a bridge you can cross.
As a local resident, I would like to report that we are not all of the same cloth. I and many others who have attended churches that would be characterized as exclusionary or that preach one ideology and display another have found spiritual communities that truly practice acceptance, tolerance and love.
I have found such a home. Located a short distance across the Narrows Bridge and in the Stadium District is CSL (Center for Spiritual Living), a church that embraces all with unconditional love and gracious acceptance, celebrating ethnicity, gender, age and sexual orientation, and teaching universal truths such as peace and oneness found in all wisdom traditions.
If attending a church that attracts people from a wide variety of faith traditions, that welcomes all wherever one might be on their spiritual journey, that truly believes that God is available to us all — without exception – I encourage you to come see for yourself.