Statement of Faith (UCC)
We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our Father,
And to His deeds we testify:
He called the worlds into being,
created man in His own image
and has set before him the ways of life and death.
Our God seeks in holy love to save all people
from aimlessness and sin,
He judges men and nations by His Righteous Will,
declared through the prophets and apostles in His Holy Word.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth,
our crucified and risen Lord,
He has come to us and shared our common lot,
conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to Himself.
He bestows upon us His Holy Spirit
creating and renewing the Church of Jesus Christ,
binding in covenant, faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
He calls us into His Church -
To accept the cost and joy of discipleship;
To be His servants in the service of mankind;
To proclaim the gospel to all the world;
And resist the Powers of evil;
To share in Christ's baptism and eat at His table,
To join Him in His passion and victory.
He promises to all who trust Him:
Forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,
Courage in the struggle for justice and peace,
His presence in trial and rejoicing,
And eternal life in His Heavenly kingdom which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto Him. Amen