Faith is actually
We are to follow
“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.” We
hope that you find this to be true in our welcome of love to you.
You have probably noticed that this note is in the shape
of a cross.
This is because
we depend on
the Lord Jesus
to guide us
In all we do.
We need you
to be a part of
so that we can
path for us all
for each day.
This note is also
in the shape of
a cross because
the Lord offers
us mercy when
we fail, mercy
He gave us
from the cross.
We believe that welcoming Christ into our life is a personal decision that needs to be lived out in community.
Knowing and accepting this, we also believe that:
- God loves us no matter what.
- God changes our life through prayer.
- God has a purpose for each of us.
- God gives us hope.
- God is always with us.
Because we love the Lord our God, we will receive our value, power and hope from God by:
- Speaking and listening to Him daily through prayer,
- Studying the Bible,
- Worshiping Him together,
- Accepting His Grace with joy,
- Living peaceably with others,
- Growing spiritually,
- Reaching out to serve, and
- Sharing the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Because we take seriously His command to love others, we will go the second mile in treating others with patience, kindness, gentleness, respect, love and forgiveness.
GOD’S VISION FOR OUR PRESENT AND OUR FUTURE
We are a welcoming, inclusive, committed group of believers who are active in the community through our care of those in need, and who strive to live life as Jesus would have us.
We are traditional in worship; telling the stories of God and God’s relationship with God’s people as expressed in the life of Jesus. We enjoy listening to the choir sing sacred music, singing traditional and fresh hymns, hearing the scriptures interpreted through preaching, following the Christian year, and participating in the sacraments. Yet, we are not afraid to add new programs, technologies, or change long-held traditions, in order to listen to the Spirit, pursue our mission and serve one another in the family of Christ.
We strive for a meaningful participation of all people, no matter their age, race or gender, and enjoy including them and finding a place where each person’s gifts are used and shared. The passing of the peace is important to us not only in worship but in our life together. We enjoy fellowship through meals, activities and involvement in the life of our community.
We are open and accepting of others thoughts and interpretations, and we value generational participation in all aspects of the church and are democratic in governance. We are guided by the scriptures, the teachings and connection with our denomination yet value our ecumenical ties with other denominations. We are known for our passionate mission work; and desire joy, excitement and inclusivity in our community of faith.
We are laser focused in our mission as we hear God’s call, excited with our present, unafraid of our future, and committed to each other as believers in Christ.
Our Mission : Living in Faith, with Purpose, for Community