Morning Star’s Mission is:
"We are imperfect disciples, walking together to embody Christ’s perfect love in our community.”
Morning Star’s unofficial motto is “It’s a Three Ring Circus”
We extend a special welcome to ALL who are in the midst of a real life: No matter how frazzled, uncertain, or not-ready-for-Instagram or Facebook that life might be.
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced or widowed, straight or LGBTQIA+, filthy rich, dirt poor, or financially comfortable. We welcome you regardless of your skin tone or hair color. We welcome those with up to the moment fashion sense or those who jumped off that train in late 20th century.
We extend a special welcome to babies who “sing” during prayers, toddlers with the wiggles, and kids still wearing part of their pajamas. We welcome teens - no matter how bored they appear. We welcome folks willing to be pew grandparents to children related by love, if not blood.
We welcome you whether you sing like Michael Buble or mumble quietly to yourself. You are welcome here if you’re church shopping, just woke up, or recently got out of prison. We do not care if you are more Christian than Mother Theresa or haven’t been to church since that Christmas service your grandma dragged you to ten years ago.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit moms, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, home-brewers, service members, vegetarians, hunters, knitters, and NASCAR/SEC/ACC/NFL/HGTV/ESPN8 (the Ocho)/Premier League fans. We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both, or neither.
We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are working on some serious stuff in your life or are down in the dumps. We welcome you if you had religion/Jesus/expectations shoved down your throat as a kid. Welcome to all those who aren’t fond of organized religion. (Trust us, it’s not all that organized but our hearts are in the right place.).
We welcome your questions because it lets us explore God's love shown to us in Jesus and how the Spirit helps faith to grow.
We offer a special welcome to those who don’t know which end is up, work too hard, don’t work, can’t sppell or are here because Mom is in town visiting and thought it’d be nice to go to church.
We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, or those ready to praise the Lord for something wonderful. We especially welcome those who got confused about inner-outer-east/north-west/south on I-485 and wound up here completely by chance.
We welcome wandering pilgrims, curious seekers, folks longing for what matters, cynical doubters and YOU!
We make this welcome to YOU, no matter who you might be, because our Heavenly Father welcomed us
into His big, crazy family and that’s a gift we don’t want to keep to ourselves.