Daring to Embody the Gospel
We are a faith community worshiping God through Word and Sacrament.
Trusting in God, we embrace the challenge to move from fear to faith to action.
United in Jesus Christ, we value, affirm, and invite diversity in our midst.
We sow the seeds of God’s mercy and love in our ever-widening community.
Embodying the Gospel we strive to:
• Serve our community
• Grow spiritually
• Challenge complacency
• Refresh and renew our tradition of Faith
Spiritual Growth - We support people of every age and background as we strive to understand and apply
our faith through worship, Word and Sacrament, bible study, and service.
Building Relationships - We strive to connect and engage people of all ages. We learn about each other
and build connections by worshiping and participating together in the life of the church.
Diversity & Hospitality - We warmly welcome all people regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation,
social/economic status, belief, and background. We are accepting of differences, creative thinking, and
Outreach - We strive to serve the needs of others in our congregation and in our community. We foster
awareness in changing circumstances and needs and respond in a timely and meaningful way. We
champion justice and compassion through our responses in words and in actions.
Care of God’s Creation - We care for ourselves and each other. We are caretakers living in harmony
working to nurture, restore, and protect God’s creation.
Equality & Partnership – As both lay and clergy, we are called to function as equals in ministry,
seeking to support and encourage each other in a spirit of cooperation, striving to reach consensus.
Inclusiveness – We foster participation and leadership in the congregation as we collaboratively design
and create our ministry, programs, and worship services.
Shared Responsibility – We respect and care for each other and all God’s creation. We manage our
church’s finances, property, and resources responsibly in accordance with our understanding of God’s
Value All Gifts & Contributions – We recognize and appreciate that each person contributes his/her
unique skills, interests, gifts, spirituality, and financial capabilities to the mission and life of the