OUR BELIEFS

STATEMENT OF FAITH


        This church acknowledges as its sole Head, Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Savior of all people.  It acknowledges as brothers and sisters in Christ all who share in the confession.  It looks to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world.  It claims as its own the faith of the historic Church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers.  It affirms the responsibility of the Church in each generation to make this faith its own.  In accordance with the teaching of our Lord and the practice prevailing among evangelical Christians, it recognizes two Sacraments:  Baptism and Holy Communion.

 

Expressions of our faith include:

APOSTLES' CREED

         I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;
         and in Jesus Christ his only begotten Son, our Lord;
         who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,
         suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified dead, and buried;
         he descended into hell; the third day he rose from the dead;
         he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand
         of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall
         come to judge the quick and the dead

         I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Christian Church;
         the Communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins;
         the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.   Amen.

 

COVENANT


         We covenant one with another to seek and respond to the Word and the Will of God.  We purpose to walk together in the ways of the Lord, made known to us.  We hold it to be the mission of the Church to witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in all the world, while worshipping God, and striving for truth, justice, and peace.  As did our ancestors we depend on the Holy Spirit to lead and empower us.  We pray for the coming of the kingdom of God, and we look with faith toward the triumph of righteousness and eternal life.