WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in the triune God: Creator, Christ, the sole Head of the church, and the Holy Spirit, who guides and brings about the creative and redemptive work of God in the world.
We believe that each person is loved and valued and holds a unique place in the family of God.
We believe that each person is on a spiritual journey and that we are all at different stages of that journey.
We believe that persistent engagement with God produces authentic spirituality, engendering love, strengthening faith, and giving life purpose and direction.
We believe in God’s continuing testament. This is why we are committed to hearing God’s ancient story anew and afresh in our lives and in the world today. We try to remain attentive to God’s creative movement in the world. Religion and science are not mutually exclusive, and your head and heart are both welcomed into our places of worship. We prepare our members and leaders to be engaged in ministry in the present and future church, and we embrace all kinds of communities and new modes of thinking.
We believe that God calls us to be servants in the service of others and to be good stewards of the earth’s resources. “To believe is to care, to care is to do.”
We believe that the UCC is called to be a prophetic church. As in the tradition of the prophets and apostles, God calls the church to speak truth to power, liberate the oppressed, care for the poor, and comfort the afflicted.
The church’s mission is to change lives — individually, systemically, and globally. We work to make transformation possible, but trust in God’s grace. This is why we insist that churches must be places of vitality in worship, learning and advocacy. We are committed to working for justice, and we believe that lives are changed through global experiences and friendships.
We believe in the power of peace, and work for nonviolent solutions to local, national, and international problems.
We are a people of possibility. In the UCC, members, congregations and structures have the breathing room to explore and to hear. After all, God is still speaking,