Welcome! Bienvenue! Tervetuloa! Bem-vindo! Karibu! Velkommen! Bienvenido! Haere Mai!
From our Pastor, Rev. Andy Willis:
For more than 300 years, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva (ELCG) has been saying that word to travelers, migrants, and people calling this city home. It’s my great pleasure to say it to you.
The English-Speaking Congregation of the ELCG is a spiritual home for many in Geneva—a place where we find new life and community. Here’s a little bit more about who we are:
We strive to be a faithful people, rooted in the good news of God's love for the whole world in Jesus Christ. Christ is at the center of our community life, walking beside us in our struggles and challenging us to live with mercy, justice, and love.
We are a diverse and welcoming congregation, with members from more than 40 countries. Our members are peace-builders and professors, humanitarian workers and homemakers, scientists and schoolteachers and servants in a variety of fields.
We are committed to vibrant worship, drawing on the many cultures and traditions of our members. When you worship with us, you can expect to sing a song from Brazil one moment and a response from Scandinavia the next. We follow the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle of the World Council of Churches, which greatly shapes our weekly gathering.
We are intentionally ecumenical, yet rooted in the Lutheran tradition. Our Lutheran heritage gives us a stable foundation in the grace of God made known in Jesus Christ and also opens us to the many expressions Christ’s church finds in the world today. About half of our members are Lutheran by background; the rest come from a wide variety of traditions.
We are committed to working for justice and peace in Geneva and the world. We seek to participate in God’s mission by sharing in the life of those who are struggling for life, dignity, justice and freedom in a variety of ways.
I invite you to take a few moments to learn more about our community here on our website. Better yet, I invite you to join us for worship, every Sunday at 11.00. Whether you are in town for a matter of weeks or a matter of years, we look forward to welcoming you!
Rev. Andy Willis