Our faith is 2,000 years old. Our thinking is not.
We believe in God’s continuing work in the world. 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 all that we are and all that we do. 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. Why? Because God is still speaking,
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
We believe in extravagant welcome. This is why we insist that God’s communion table is open to everyone, everyone, everyone, and God’s gift and claim in baptism are irrevocable. We advocate justice for all. We extend hospitality as a sign of God’s radically inclusive and transformational love. We teach that evangelism—offering bread to those in search of it—is God’s mission. Our perspective is global, not provincial. We work with— not against—people of other faiths. Why? Because God is still speaking,
Never place a period where God has placed a comma.
We believe 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 our church must be a place of vitality in worship, learning, and advocacy. We are committed to working for justice, and we believe that lives are changed through experiences and relationships. We know that we are a people in process and that we are still being and becoming who we as individuals and as the church are called to be. We hold out hope, keep an attentive ear, and set our hands and feet to the work before us. Why? Because God is still speaking,