(Disciples of Christ)
“We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
As part of the one body of Christ we welcome all to the Lord’s Table
as God has welcomed us.”
The central focus of our life together is the communion table, where we gather every week, believing that God invites everyone to share in this symbolic meal that celebrates community
and the life and minstry of Jesus, whose ways we try to follow.
We practice baptism by immersion, however, we honor all forms of baptism,
accepting into membership people baptized by other means.
Most of our teaching and preaching focuses on the Bible, although we believe sacred texts and stories form other traditions are valuable and have much to teach us.
We take the Bible seriously, though not always literally, considering the mind and heart equal partners in faith. We believe the Bible is not a history book, filled with facts,
but a book of different literary genres, filled with truth.
We know that Christianity is not the only faith tradition represented in our community or the world. We also know there are many different representations of Christianity. We seek to be good neighbors and partners with all people, from many different traditions.
We are certain God reveals Godself to human beings through many different experiences and practices.
We fully welcome all people into the life of the church, valuing diversity in culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, and theology.
We believe God loves diversity and created each of us unique, in God's image.