Our Beliefs

Our congregation reflects a diversity of Christian belief and theological opinion. We welcome all who seek to follow Jesus and walk together in all God’s ways.

Because faith can be expressed in many different ways, the United Church of Christ has no formula that is a test of faith. We claim as our own, the faith of the historic church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers. We also affirm the responsibility of the church in each generation to make this faith their own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression, and in purity of heart before God.

In 1959 the General Synod (national gathering) of the United Church of Christ adopted a statement of faith prepared especially for the United Church. This statement of faith (revised) is a good expression of the prevailing beliefs found in the United Church of Christ today.

United Church of Christ Statement of Faith
(Adapted by Robert V. Moss)

We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, who is made known to us in Jesus our brother, and to whose deeds we testify:

God calls the worlds into being, creates humankind in the divine image, and sets before us the ways of life and death.

God seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.

God judges all humanity and all nations by that will of righteousness declared through prophets and apostles.

In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord,
God has come to us
and shared our common lot,
conquering sin and death
and reconciling the whole creation to its Creator.

God bestows upon us the Holy Spirit,
creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ,
binding in covenant faithful people of all ages,
tongues and races.

God calls us into the church
to accept the cost and joy of discipleship
to be servants in the service of the whole human family,
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.

God promises to all who trust in the gospel
forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,
courage in the struggle for justice and peace,
the presence of the Holy Spirit in trial and rejoicing,
and eternal life in that kingdom which has no end.

Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto God.
Amen