Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.  Welcome home.

We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior, and acknowledge him head of the church.

 

We look 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.

 

We claim as our own the faith of the historic Church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers. 

 

In accordance with the teaching of our Lord and the practice prevailing among evangelical Christians, we recognize two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion.    - from The United Church of Christ

 

"In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God's new heaven and new earth praying, 'Come, Lord Jesus.'"  - From "A Brief Statement of Faith" Presbyterian Church USA

Our Beliefs

Our Faith & Inspirations

There are many times in life where we turn to our faith.
 
Select from our topics of guidance below:

Final Accounting

I believe you can find meaning and purpose in almost any kind of work if you look hard enough. But, there’s a danger in sacrificing your life to it, and making your job synonymous with your personal identity. The Psalmist, in the longest Psalm in the book, writes that we should live to praise God. I take that as a sort of test. In our daily lives, are we praising or glorifying God with our actions? Or are we just (temporarily) filling ourselves up with empty praise? To read more: http://www.ucc.org/daily_devotional_final_accounting

Against the Pinched

When the letter of the law gets in the way of the Spirit of praise, when the rules are used to elevate oneself over others, when those who love God so much they can't help it get beaten down by those who are and must always be "right", Jesus gets mad. Against the pinched and petty, against the always-prudent, against those whose following of commandments gets in the way of their devotion to God, Matthew tells this story of spontaneous and unseemly devotion. To read more: http://www.ucc.org/daily_devotional_against_the_pinched Painting by Pat Cegan

"O Lord—how long?"

"O Lord—how long?" can just be a prayer for patience in places like the airport or the department of motor vehicles. But in Psalm 6, "O Lord—how long?" is a prayer of fear and pain: "My soul also is struck with terror, while you, O Lord—how long?" This prayer doesn't ask for the boredom, the frustration, the pain or the fear to end. It just asks: "How long?" The reassurance comes from knowing that it's not a matter of if—only when. You just have to hang on. And repeat the prayer: "O Lord—how long?" To read more: http://www.ucc.org/daily_devotional_o_lord_how_long

Renunciation

One form of self-renunciation that feels real, if hard, important and Jesus-like, is to give up on being the grim bookkeeper working away at keeping the ledgers of life’s rights and wrongs on everyone else. Throw out the books. Close the accounts. Renounce your need to say or prove that you are right and he/ she is wrong. Renounce your intricate and truly tiresome strategies for justifying yourself or making yourself look good. Give it up to Jesus by whose grace alone you and I are healed and restored. To read more: http://www.ucc.org/daily_devotional_renunciation

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