We are a welcoming congregation, inspired by and committed to the teachings and example of Jesus Christ. We reach out to all people by celebrating the gift of God's unconditional love, forgiveness and grace. We live our faith through caring fellowship and Christian love, seeking to know, love, worship and serve our Lord every day. Joyously, we educate, guide and nurture children, youth, adults and families so they grow in their own faith. We endeavor to serve the needs of each other, the community and beyond.
Acknowledging our belief in the Triune God, and desiring to take for our rule of life Jesus' words, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." and "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Mt 22:37, 39) and believing it to be our duty as well as our privilege to most effectively carry forward this teaching by uniting with and working through the Church, we covenant with each other to worship and work together in this great mission of love and service.
United Church of Christ Statement of Faith
We believe in you, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior Jesus Christ and our God, and to your deeds we testify:
You call the worlds into being, create persons in your own image,and set before each one the ways of life and death.
You seek in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
You judge people and nations by your righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Savior, you have come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to yourself.
You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
You call us into your church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be your servants in the service of others, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil,to share in Christ's baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.
You promise to all who trust you forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, your presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in your realm which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto you.
(© United Church of Christ)