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.
WHAT WE DO
“Our goal is to create a beloved community…”
Our church is inspired by these words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We are focused on being inclusive of all people, including but not limited to; conventional Christians and questioning skeptics, believers and agnostics, women, men and children. Those of all gender identities, sexual orientation, classes, and abilities.
We strive to build a compassionate church-community, tending to all with love and kindness.
We offer support, understanding and affirmation to all who seek us out. We visit the sick and pray for those in need of pastoral care. We worship regularly and share the sacraments with all who wish to partake. No one is excluded. Everyone can contribute and participate.
We feel equally called to reach out locally, nationally, and globally, to those who are not members or friends of Old Steeple Church.
Every year we decide which 12 projects we will support. We also gather non-perishable food for our local food Banks year-round.
Read more about our outreach below.
Our goal is to share God's kindness and generosity with all whom we encounter. We feel it is an essential part of who we wish to be. We reach out so serve the larger community and beyond. Here are some of our ministries:
Maureen’s Haven (feeding the homeless)
CWS (Blankets and hygiene kit collections)
Habitat for Humanity
Yearly Scholarship Programs (for local High School graduates)
Heifer Project International
Local and Global Disaster Funding (UCC)
Prayer shawls and baby-caps for newborns (Local Hospital)
Veteran’s of the Cross
Back to School Supplies
Local Food Bank support