While Sunday mornings are about heading to the services, one local church in Mercer County held a special one which a special theme. At New Covenant Church of Princeton, everyone is invited on Sunday morning, no matter their past.
Pastor Sherry Phillips said their service allows everyone in the community to come worhsip with out fear.
“A lot of time people just feel for different reasons that they can’t attend churches,” Phillips said. “Whether it is orientation, tattoos, their backgrounds, their history so we just want to have the open heart and open arms of Jesus and then let all people know they are welcome here.”
January 27 marked the first ever Tattoo Sunday for New Covenant, whose pastor said churches in today’s world need to be more open.
“There is a lot of hate, there is a lot of division,” Phillips said. “And we are all going to have difference of opinions and beliefs and we just want all those walls to fall down and for all of us to come together and seek God and seek to love each other and have peace in our world.”
Phillips wants the community to know they are a safe place for everyone and their doors are always open.
“We just hope that a lot of people that maybe haven’t been to church in a long time feel welcome here and feel the love of God and know they have a safe place where they can come as they are,” Phillips said. “Maybe there is somebody else out there who doesn’t know that they have that option. And we want them to know our church is here.”
New Covenant Church holds services every Sunday at 11 am. Pastor Phillips said everyone is welcome.