Statement of Identity
We are a congregation of diverse Christian believers empowered by love and guided by the Holy Spirit. It is our mission to enable personal spiritual growth, collective outreach to the community, and stewardship of God's creation. We are an open and affirming church. Because of who you are and where you are on life's journey, YOU are welcome here!
Open and Affirming Covenant
The United Church of Christ is a non-creedal and non-dogmatic church. As a progressive church, we are open to new ideas and are accepting of the ideas and behavior of others. We learn from each other as well as from our ancestors in faith. We truly believe there is much more truth to break forth from God's Word.
As an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ, we are a diverse group of people who have known the joy of having been accepted and affirmed by God and by one another. Our congregation is made up of persons of different ages, education, races, abilities, and sexual orientations. We hold varying theological and political beliefs and come from different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. As a church community, we celebrate and find strength in that diversity and view it as a way to understand the inclusiveness of God's love.
We believe in the triune God
We believe that each person is unique and valuable.
We believe that each person is on a spiritual journey
We believe that the persistent search for God produces an authentic relationship with God
We believe that all of the baptized 'belong body and soul to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ's table for the sacrament of Communion
We believe the UCC is called to be a united and uniting church.
We believe that God calls us to be servants in the service of others
We believe that the UCC is called to be a prophetic church.
We believe in the power of peace.
We are a people of possibility.
United Church of Christ Statement of Faith
in the form of a doxology
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.