This we Believe

We believe the umbrella of God’s love, as exemplified in Jesus the Christ, is big enough for everyone to be welcomed.

We believe that love, not doctrine, holds us together.

We believe we are called to welcome and affirm all marginalized peoples, including all in the LGBTQIA+ community.

We believe the deepest expression of our faith is found in the way we treat others.

We believe you don’t need to take the Bible literally to discover God’s profound truths and message.

We believe authentic spiritual growth nurtures our whole being — our hearts, our bodies, our minds and our choices.

We believe that we learn from one another’s diverse experiences and perspectives, and it’s okay if we don’t share the exact same beliefs.

We believe listening to others and respecting them is a deeply spiritual act, even when we disagree.

Not all claims to truth are the same, to be sure, but we believe every claim should be measured by love.

We believe the wisdom offered from other faith traditions can complement and enrich our spiritual journeys.

We believe church should be a place of peace that welcomes those who believe in God some of the time, or none of the time, or all of the time.

We believe that environmental justice guides us to a sustainable stewardship of creation.

We believe we are interwoven with all Creation through the Holy Spirit—the Benevolent Mystery—that moves within and among us, always.