Our Beliefs

You do not have to be a Presbyterian, or a formal church member, to attend worship with our church family. We welcome all who are searching for their spiritual paths, as well as those established in their faith. We are an inclusive church family that accepts all, regardless of their faith background, race, gender, sexual orientation, or financial status. Presbyterians do not have a set list of formal beliefs, other than accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord. Like the Apostle Thomas, many of us have doubts and are searching for our place in this world. Our Church helps us in that search.

Click here if you’d like to know more about what it means to be a Presbyterian, and about the theological foundations of our faith.

What is “More Light”?

As a “More Light” Church, we endorse  the More Light Presbyterians mission statement:

“Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA).”

More Light Presbyterians logoThe phrase “yet more light” originated in Pastor John Robinson’s  (1575-1625) sermon sending the Pilgrims off to the colonies, in which he stated the belief that God  does not reveal God’s whole truth to any one person in any one point in history, and that we must continually be open to hearing the new things God is saying to us through the Word. The phrase is used in the Presbyterian Book of Order (G-18.0101) in support of the Presbyterian principle of the Church reformed and always reforming. Our goal as a faith community is to provide a spiritual home for all, including  the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities, and to meet the spiritual and physical needs of those around us.

What is “GreenFaith”?

We completed the process of becoming a “GreenFaith” church in late 2017, which means that we have been recognized as valuing stewardship for the environment as an important part of our work as God’s people. You can learn more on our Green Team page.