Who We Are
We are 49 communities,
some well into their fourth century,
and some just taking their first teetering steps.
We are families, tribes, and gatherings of generations
that shift and change throughout the years.
We care about worship.
We care about equipping our people to live meaningfully
and faithfully in this ever-changing world, and about making a difference in our communities near and far.
We love to eat, to laugh, to pray, and to dream.
We want the world to know the power of following Jesus –
the transformative power of grace,
the disarming power of forgiveness,
the tenacious power of love
that refuses to give up.
We want to relish the abundant life
that is found in Christ.
We want to boldly live into God’s call to be
the light of the world, the salt of the earth, and a sign of hope
in a hopeless world.
We want to be accountable and responsible.
We want to grow in every way –
to grow in depth of faith,
to grow in our impact on our communities,
to grow in number.
We affirm that the God who creates, redeems and empowers us is the foundation of our life together.
Witness & Confess
We will WITNESS by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ's reconciling love so as to invite individual and corporate commitment to Christ.
We will CONFESS our own and the world's brokenness and act as agents of God's power to heal the divisions among us.
Care & Equip
We will CARE for ourselves and others in need by working together in the spirit of God's justice and mercy.
We will EQUIP the Ministers, including Ministers of Word and Sacrament and Ruling Elders, and members and children of our congregations to exercise discipleship and to participate more fully in the life of the whole church.
We will SUPPORT one another by developing and mobilizing all resources to achieve our mission.