Sheltering


Sometimes churches can be harsh, narrow-minded, perhaps abusive. And even in vibrant and loving churches, burn-out and isolation happen. It’s a human institution, after all.

“I’m one of the de-churched.
I miss church life, but I’m fed up with the hassles!”

At Dove of Peace, we know this in our bones: we’re human. And a significant number of us have come here after leaving other faith communities. One felt unwelcome after a divorce. A gay man had felt supported by his congregation for many years until he disclosed his plans to marry his partner. Another couple were exhausted after years of being relied on just too heavily to solve problems and fix difficulties.

It seems that Dove of Peace functions as a haven for many people. Some choose to become members in what becomes a spiritual home. Others simply discover a safe harbor, restoring spirits while engaging in a process of discernment about the next direction of their journey.

“Church people have really hurt me in the past.
Is Dove of Peace any different?”

Our experience has shown us that churches may give mixed messages to the LGBTQ+ community. We want to be unequivocal: your presence with us is a welcome addition. You bring everything you are, and we believe that we are all better off because of it.

Join us at worship on Sundays or other holy days. At our worship, all baptized Christians are welcome at the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the table where Christ is the host. Where our humanity meets the divine, humility seems to be the best response. This gift of God requires no test, and no doctrinal correctness.

If any of this sounds like you, we’re here. Contact us for more information, or for prayer.