Dear Friends, Church has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. As I grow older, I realize it is my life. The relationships I treasure, the values and beliefs I live by and the person I am have all been formed in church. Which church to go to is an important decision, it should be as important as what career we choose or where we live. I realize that there is no “perfect church” and that certainly not everyone who visits Portland Vineyard will find it to their liking. Our style of worship and casual dress will be a little uncomfortable for some, but others will feel right at home. As our guest today, there are a few things we want to share with you. First – WELCOME! Our motto is “come as you are”, and we mean it. Everyone is welcome at PVC regardless of age, gender, or race, social, economic or political background. Jesus loves all people dearly and we welcome all people openly, in his name. Second – Portland Vineyard endeavors to be a missional community, that is, a group of people who is continually growing deeper in relationship with God and with one another and who then seeks to share the richness of that relationship with others. Consequently, we value deeply the word of God, authenticity in relationships, worship, unity, generosity and simplicity. We also believe that every person that participates is uniquely gifted by God, and that all people have a valid and vital contribution to make to the Kingdom of God. Thank you for joining us for worship, and if we can assist you in any way, please let one of our welcome or ministry team members know. God bless, Glenn & Donna Schroder