Being Lutheran is being part of a movement rather than a religion. God’s unconditional love and acceptance teach us to give unconditional love and acceptance to others. St. Johns Lutheran Church of Hollywood, Florida is a community that values inclusion in everything we do – from our worship to our community service projects to our education programs, we strive to be better people while improving our lives and our community.
As a Reconciling in Christ congregation, St. Johns Lutheran Church commits to celebrating the love of God with all people, as we are all made in God’s image. Whatever your abilities, gender identity, sexual orientation, family status, physical or mental health, race, culture, faith tradition, or economic circumstance; whatever your past or present – you are welcome to share in God’s love and our community.
St. Johns is also a church of God that recognizes the divine in all of creation; thus, we are a pet-friendly place. We welcome all to worship with their properly restrained and attended pets at all worship services. As the hymn reminds us: "ALL are welcome in this place."
Reconciling in Christ is part of the Reconciling Works movement within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
We are Lutherans working with the recognition that racism, sexism, ageism, able-ism, heterosexism, homophobia, and all the other artificial distinctions that seek to raise one group into privilege and preference over another, conspire together to diminish our world and church.