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Old 03-22-2018, 04:33 PM
 
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So from a cultural standpoint I've pondered the following question: Are there any Protestant-Christian churches in the Harrisburg area that tend to be on the progressive side? I've seen some churches in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions that fit the below description, so I wondered if anyone knew of any that existed around Harrisburg/Hershey. Below are a few guidelines that may help with what would be considered "progressive":


1. Accepts people of all races/ethnic origins
2. Accepts people of different faiths (including non-believers)
3. Accepts people of all sexual orientations
4. Does not preach constant 'brimstone and fire'
5. Does not speak in tongues/have holy roller tendencies


Thanks guys!
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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Unless you're a Southern Baptist living in the South, I think it would be hard to find a church in Pennsylvania anything like #4 and #5.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Wondering why a non-believer is looking for a church........
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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Believe it or not there are churches in Pennsylvania that do fit into categories 4 and 5, moreso in the rural parts...And yes you are correct, I doubt a non-believer would look for a church, I just used that as an example of the type of person that churches would hypothetically accept.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Unitarian Universalist?
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:07 PM
 
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Hi largeprinter,

Not necessarily unitarian universalism, but more just Christian churches that fit the description above. Maybe "laid back" is a term that I can add to what I'm looking for.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:45 AM
 
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NOT part of the area but near me, the Methodist Church is totally into economic justice and fair wage etc with a female pastor.
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:36 PM
 
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Check out [url]www.unityofharrisburg.org[/url]
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:27 PM
 
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Hi largeprinter,

Not necessarily unitarian universalism, but more just Christian churches that fit the description above. Maybe "laid back" is a term that I can add to what I'm looking for.
Why would a Christian church accept people of different faiths, other than in the sense of not minding if they sit in some Sunday to check it out? Isn't it a Christian church because its members identify as Christians?

Why would someone of a different faith want to be part of a church that is based on Christian doctrine unless they were planning to leave their faith to become a Christian? This makes no sense. This would be comparable to a Southern Baptist deciding to become involved with the local mosque.
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:13 PM
 
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I know a couple men who attend my Lutheran Church that are atheists. They come because of their wives. Very friendly, shake everyone’s hands during the sharing of the peace. Even attend adult forum...
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