What We Believe

We recognize Jesus Christ as the head of the church.

We believe that to follow in Jesus’ footsteps is to embrace his vision as he declared in Luke 4:18;

 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free…”

We are a progressive Christian faith community. We do not base our criteria for membership on any tests of faith.  We accept and honor each individual’s authentic testimonies of faith as sufficient.

We are an inclusive faith community believing that all of God’s people have a place in the congregation, including

  • Conventional Christians and questioning skeptics
  • Those of all sexual orientations
  • Those of all classes and abilities

We take the Bible seriously, but not literally.

We believe that the way we behave towards one another is the fullest expression of what we believe.

We strive for peace and justice among all people.

Our Wider Church

As a congregational church and part of the national United Church of Christ (UCC), we follow a “covenantal” tradition—there is no centralized authority or hierarchy that imposes any doctrine or form of worship on its members. We seek a balance between freedom of conscience and accountability to our tradition. The UCC receives the creeds and confessions of our ancestors as testimonies, but not tests of the faith.