worship stephen Ministry commissioningWe are a congregation of the United Church of Christ, a Protestant denomination formed in 1957 by the union of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Our beliefs are diverse, but these form the core of our faith:

The basis of our faith is the gracious love of the Creating, Revealing, and Empowering God known to us as the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We witness to the reality and power of the crucified and risen Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, the head of the Church who calls us to a life of discipleship and service.

We affirm the historic creeds of the Christian faith, but we believe that the testimonies of our ancestors’ faiths should not be the test of ours. We take seriously the responsibility of each generation to create an authentic faith based upon scripture, reason, Christian history and tradition, and our own personal experience.

We understand the Bible to be a collection of testimonies of Jewish and early Christian faith communities, created as a response to their encounters with the Living God. We believe the Bible contains both time-bound and timeless truths, and so we take seriously the need to study and interpret  these texts in order to hear the Word of God in our time and place.

We believe that belonging to a community of faith is necessary to the life of any Christian, and we strive to create a safe church that embraces a diversity of people and belief. Our motto is: “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”

We have a strong desire to be a missional church, seeking to further the Reign of God on earth through our acts of service and charity, and by working for justice and peace.

Our mission statement expresses the heart of our commitment to live the Christian life:  “To share to Gospel, to nurture and support one another, and to show concern for humankind.”