44 thoughts on “Welcome Sign

  1. I love this sign! I’m local (Shenandoah County) and have contacted a printer, but it might just be easier to work with the printer you already used in Harrisonburg. Could you send me that contact information so I can order from them? Thank you and thank you for being the kind of Church that is busy being Jesus to the world and is spreading love. We need more of that!

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  3. I’d really like to add script in Tibetan.
    My husband was a refugee all his life until he married me and immigrated to the USA. We have three kids and a lots of Tibetans in our area.
    Would you mind if I add edit? I esp want to keep the other two as we have both Spanish people and Muslims two doors down.
    We’re in a somewhat affluent housing market but many landscapers are Spanish… I’d like to cover all.

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  6. Thank you so much for showing people the true nature of what it means to be a Christian. Jesus was a refugee, too, and, to paraphrase something that he said, “what we do to the least of these, we do to him.” Love our neighbors, indeed!

    • I appreciate what you say, Jason, but the meaning of this sign is meaningful to non-Christians, too. Jesus was not the only refugee…

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    • I grew up in India and it phonetically reads ” Koee farak nahin pad tha ki aap hakan say ho. Hum khush hai ki aap hamare padosi hai”
      So it reads as ” It matters not where you are from.We are happy that you are our neighbhor”.
      The sign uses the respectful form of “you” , which is aap . You in Hindi is “thum” , which is a very informal way of saying you. “Aap” is the formal and respectful manner of addressing a person.

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  9. Reblogged this on Yarn Spells and commented:
    Print this sign. Thank you Immanuel Mennonite for creating this to share. Be a good neighbor in this season of cold, harsh weather — let your love light shine and bring warmth into the world.


  10. Thank you for this wonderful wellspring of love from common folk to common folk. It’s so difficult to let thousands of people know that, even if you don’t know each other, you welcome them and value them. Is there any way you could print these and sell them? I am having the same problem with not having a printer large enough to print this sign. I would love to have a large one, colorful and laminated so that I can stick it in my yard and it won’t get ruined by the elements. Thank you!

  11. Hey, friends. My mom’s family left the Amish in Wellman, Iowa to become Mennonites in the 1930s. She carried this upbringing into my life, insisting I be kind, fair, and look out for those with less than we had. She supported me when I resisted the draft for Vietnam even though it cost her with her friends–just like their alternative service during WWII led to vandalism on their home and being shunned at school. I am getting your sign printed to give as gifts to friends this year. It is not just a sign, it is a message that I will have to live up to. Thanks.

  12. Thank you so much! Could you add one with Portuguese? Or do you mind if I edit / add a language? Again, thank you so much for showing the love of our homeless Savior to those whom God has given an earthly home! We need more of His love in our hearts and in our neighborhoods and in our country and in our world! His grace and peace and joy to you, dear brothers and sisters.

  13. This sign has now been printed for distribution at, and posted in the front yard of, the Friends (Quaker) meetinghouse in Manhattan, NYC. Suggested ways of adapting it – such as by adding a banner such as “All Welcome” – are being considered but may or may not ever happen. The large, Landmarked 19th-century meetinghouse is on Rutherford Place, which is on the small park that bisects Second Avenue between East 15th and East 17th Streets. The meetinghouse had previously had little if any signage, though it’s conspicuous in a cluster of buildings that have their own signage, including the 800-student Friends School and several local and regional Quaker offices.

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  15. I was visiting my mother for the Christmas holidays. We saw a number of these signs in people’s yards and pulled over to read them. What a wonderful idea! We are taking it back to Atlanta with us. As the co-founders and leaders of a successful non-profit organization, nothing expresses our goals and mission for a better, kinder, more empathetic world like your welcoming sign. Thank you! Ann-Carol Pence

  16. We saw these signs in DC (all over Petworth), printed our own back in Boston, and took them to today’s massive rally in Copley Square to protest Trump’s anti-Muslim ban. A great contribution to our growing Resistance. Thank you!

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  24. Thanks for this inspiration and for making the “picture file” of the sign available to others for use in their neighborhoods. In West Newton MA my neighbors put in a joint order for signs and as of Feb 5, 2017 they now dot our neighborhood.

  25. Your organization is simply amazing and lovely! You define what it means to be full of grace. Thank you so much for creating this for all of us.

  26. I ordered a sign from the local office today. I do sorta wish it was only in languages other than English, ‘cos it’s the rednecks that I’m worried about vandalizing my yard. Still, I know my neighbors need support.

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