What We Believe

We believe in an all-loving, inclusive, God, who is still speaking to us today. We are a
church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, seeking to nourish both your
mind and soul.

Our faith is 2,000 years old. Our thinking is not.

We believe in God’s continuing testament. This is why we are committed to hearing
God’s ancient story anew and afresh in our lives and in the world today. We try to
remain attentive to God’s creative movement in the world. Religion and science are not
mutually exclusive, and your head and heart are both welcomed into our places of
worship. We prepare our members and leaders to be engaged in ministry in the present
and future church, and we embrace all kinds of communities and new modes of
thinking. Why? Because God is still speaking,

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

We believe in extravagant welcome. This is why we insist that God’s communion table
is open, not closed, and God’s gift and claim in baptism are irrevocable. We advocate
justice for all. Our congregations extend hospitality as a sign of God’s inclusive love. We
teach that evangelism — offering bread to those in search of it — is God’s mission. Our
perspective is global, not provincial. We work with — not against — people of other
faiths. Why? Because God is still speaking,

Never place a period where God has placed a comma.

We believe the church’s mission is to change lives — individually, systemically and
globally. We work to make transformation possible, but trust in God’s grace. This is
why we insist that churches must be places of vitality in worship, learning and
advocacy. We are committed to working for justice, and we believe that lives are
changed through global experiences and friendships. Why? Because God is still