What We Believe
Our Statement of Faith
We are a progressive Christian community where…
- We believe in a God of many names, source of all creation, mysterious, beyond comprehension, and yet intimate and accessible. We find God revealed in the natural world, in history, in our evolving understanding of scripture, in our experiences, in our own faith tradition and in the truths revealed in other faiths.
- We strive to follow the teachings of Jesus by practicing love and forgiveness, promoting health and wholeness for all persons, and working for social justice. We affirm the sacredness of all persons of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
- We honor the sacredness of creation by working to heal the earth and preserve its resources for future generations.
- We accept the challenge to serve as God’s hands in creating a community and world of compassion, justice, and reconciliation.
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.