Our Beliefs

A Personal Faith

We believe that through Jesus Christ, we can have an intimate  relationship with God.  Because we belong to Him, God is a daily part of our life .

 

The personal quality of our faith is captured by The Heidel-berg Cathechism, Q&A 1, one of the confessions of the Reformed Church in America, our denomination.

My Only Comfort

Heidelberg Cathechism, Question and Answer #1

 

What is your only comfort in life and in death?

 

That I am not my own

        but belong—body and soul,

        in life and in death—

                to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,

        and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.

He also watches over me in such a way

        that not a hair can fall from my head

        without the will of my Father in heaven;

In fact, all things must work together for my salvation.

 

Because I belong to him

        Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life

         and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready     

                from now on to live for him.

 

 

A Historic Faith

We share a common faith with all Chrisitan churches throughout  history affirming the truths of the Apostles Creed.

 

We are a part the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition, tracing our historical roots to John Calvin in the 16th century and holding to the great Reformation mottos: by grace alone, by faith alone, by scripture alone.

 

We are ecumenical in our orientation respecting and affirming Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox; Evangelical and Pentecostal.

The Apostles' Creed 

 

I believe in God, the Father almighty

        maker of heaven and earth;

 

And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;

        who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,

        born of the Virgin Mary,

        suffered under Pontius Pilate,

        was crucified, dead, and buried.

        He descended into hell.

        The third day he rose again from the dead.

        He ascended into heaven,

        and sitteth on the right hand of God

                the Father almighty.

        From thence he shall come to judge

                 the quick and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Ghost,

        the holy catholic Church,

        the communion of saints,

        the forgiveness of sins,

        the resurrection of the body,

        and the life everlasting. Amen.

Our Denomination

We are a member of the Reformed Church in America.  For more information, follow this link.

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