The Values That Guide Us
In 2011 and 2012, members of the congregation spent considerable time working together to discern the church’s core values. The following are the identified values that the congregation draws on when it makes decisions.
An Inclusive Community
We recognize that all persons are an integral part of the human family, created in the image of God. We strive to be a place where all people know they are valued for their unique experiences and gifts. We actively seek to include everyone around our table.
A Caring, Generous Community
We recognize that people of all ages and in all communities have both needs and gifts. We are committed to sharing with each other, and with our neighbors in the community and around the world, the talents and gifts we have been given.
A Learning Community
We are curious, open-minded people of all ages who meet to nurture our intellectual and spiritual development. We help each other listen for the still-speaking God.
A Justice-Seeking Community
We seek justice and peace through building relationships and through making small, deliberate choices. We advocate for individual human rights, and social and ecological justice. Together, we seek to bring about the world that God intends.
A Faith-filled Community
We approach faith and worship in many different ways with respect and a desire for engagement with other traditions. We strive to use our Christian faith to guide our decisions and our actions.
A Joyful Community
We are grateful for the gift of life and for each other. Fun and laughter are woven into the fabric of our lives together. We strive to bring a spirit of joy to all that we do.