WHAT WE BELIEVE

Vision
Daring to Embody the Gospel
• We are a faith community worshiping God through Word and Sacrament.
• Trusting in God, we embrace the challenge to move from fear to faith to action.
• United in Jesus Christ, we value, affirm, and invite diversity in our midst.
• We sow the seeds of God’s mercy and love in our ever-widening community.
Mission
Embodying the Gospel we strive to:

• Serve our community.
• Grow spiritually.
• Challenge complacency.
• Refresh and renew our tradition of Faith.
Values
Spiritual Growth:
We support people of every age and background as we strive to understand and apply our faith through worship, Word and Sacrament, Bible study, and service.

Building Relationships:
We strive to connect and engage people of all ages. We learn about each other and build connections by worshiping and participating together in the life of the church.

Diversity & Hospitality:
We warmly welcome all people regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social/economic status, belief, and background. We are accepting of differences, creative thinking, and constructive discussion.

Outreach:
We strive to serve the needs of others in our congregation and in our community. We foster awareness in changing circumstances and needs and respond in a timely and meaningful way. We champion justice and compassion through our responses in words and in actions.

Care of God’s Creation:
We care for ourselves and each other. We are caretakers living in harmony working to nurture, restore, and protect God’s creation.

Team Ministry
Equality & Partnership:
As both lay and clergy, we are called to function as equals in ministry, seeking to support and encourage each other in a spirit of cooperation, striving to reach consensus.

Inclusiveness:
We foster participation and leadership in the congregation as we collaboratively design and create our ministry, programs, and worship services.

Shared Responsibility:
We respect and care for each other and all God’s creation. We manage our church’s finances, property, and resources responsibly in accordance with our understanding of God’s will.

Value All Gifts & Contributions:
We recognize and appreciate that each person contributes his/her unique skills, interests, gifts, spirituality, and financial capabilities to the mission and life of the congregation.

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