What We Believe

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Open and Affirming Statement
We declare ourselves to be a church open to all who seek to worship and serve God. We affirm the worth and dignity of every person regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, ethic background, socioeconomic status, or physical / mental abilities. Therefore we seek to be a fully inclusive community of faith.
Adopted June 8, 2003

We Are a Peace and Justice Church

Our Congregation’s Mission Statement

We are people of God, centered in Christ; and guided by the Holy Spirit:

—who gather together to worship God and celebrate the wonders of life in Christ;
—who honor our church’s history and traditions, while meeting the challenges of today’s world;
—who live our faith by giving freely of our diverse gifts to each other and our community.
We offer our welcome and fellowship in Christ’s name.

The 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.

Amen.

 

From the Preamble to the Design For the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

We confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.

In Christ’s name and by his grace we accept our mission of witness and service to all people.

We rejoice in God, maker of heaven and earth, and in the covenant of love which binds us to God and one another.

Through baptism into Christ we enter into newness of life and are made one with the whole people of God.

In the communion of the Holy Spirit we are joined in discipleship and in obedience to Christ.

At the table of the Lord we celebrate with thanksgiving the saving acts and presence of Christ.

Within the universal church we receive the gift of ministry and the light of scripture.

In the bonds of Christian faith we yield ourselves to God that we may serve the One whose kingdom has no end.

Blessing, glory and honor be to God forever.

Amen.