A parish of many cultures & traditions


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We are…

… a parish of many cultures and traditions, with deep Lutheran roots and wide ecumenical branches. 

Geneva is a crossroads city and our doors are open to people from all over the world. About half of our members come from Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Anglican and other traditions, and half have Lutheran links. The Lutheran Church of Geneva was started by German expatriates in the 18th century, and the English-Speaking Congregation was formed in the 1950s after the World Council of Churches, Lutheran World Federation, World YWCA and United Nations agencies opened offices in Geneva.

A parish of many cultures and traditions…
The diverse cultural and denominational backgrounds of our members continues to be one of the great strengths and joys of this church. If you looked around in worship or a Bible study or fellowship event over this past year, you were bound to see people from backgrounds very different from your own, all helping us grow in our faith and our experience of Christ’s love.

A question: Are there additional ways we might learn from the breadth of one another’s experiences? Cultural night is a great example. Are there other platforms we might put in place for sharing, listening, and celebrating together?