The church is called to participate in God's activity in the world through its life for others by a) healing and reconciling and binding up wounds b) ministering to the needs of the poor, sick, lonely and the powerless c) engaging itself in the struggle to free people from sin, fear, oppression, hunger and injustice d) giving itself and its substance to the service of those who suffer e) sharing with Christ in the establishing of his just, peaceful and loving rule in the world.
THE CHURCH IS CALLED TO UNDERTAKE THIS MISSION EVEN AT THE RISK OF LOSING ITS LIFE, TRUSTING IN GOD ALONE AS THE AUTHOR AND GIVER OF LIFE, SHARING THE GOSPEL, AND DOING THOSE DEEDS IN THE WORLD THAT POINT BEYOND THEMSELVES TO THE NEW REALITY IN CHRIST.
We exist for the good of others. We strive to be a friendly and open-minded congregation which comes together weekly to joyfully celebrate life. We are a community of diversity: women, men and children of all ages, races and conditions. Our inclusiveness is a visible sign of the new humanity in Christ!
WE BELIEVE THAT THE WORLD CAN CHANGE, THAT PEACE AND WHOLENESS CAN COME, AND THAT WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD AND THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF JESUS.
BASIC PRESBYTERIAN BELIEFS
Mortals' chief end is to glorify God and enjoy God forever (adapted Westminster catechism).
Presbyterians insist that God alone is Lord of conscience, and therefore welcome diversity and open inquiry. Doctrine for us is more a matter of emphasis rather than exclusion of different points of view.
With all Christians we worship the Triune God. With other Protestants we place special emphasis on Scripture and God's grace through the gift of faith in Jesus Christ. As Reformed Christians we also stress God's sovereignty as Creator and Redeemer of all. This theme prompts us to:
human responsibility - the election of God's people for service, not just for salvation
a proper stewardship of all the gifts of creation which celebrates a simplicity and shuns ostentation
a recognition of the human tendency toward idolatry and tyranny - the insistence that ultimate allegiance belongs to God alone
a call to work for the transformation of society in obedience to Scripture and the model of Christ