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statement of faith

We believe that Jesus Christ came into the world to proclaim the realm of God, where all would be invited to eat at the table and be embraced by the Holy One. As disciples of Jesus we believe that:

We are called to be steadfastly inclusive.

We will welcome all persons, to the full ministry and life of our church. Our inclusive witness is without compromise, as we will protest any limit on the love of God that would segregate or discriminate against God's children.

We are to be guided by both faith and reason.

We will convey our witness with reason, clarity, thoroughness, and determination, deeply anchored in Biblical and theological perspectives, core tenets of the reformed tradition, and the best insights available.

We are called to be Presbyterian.

We will affirm and uphold the essential tenets of the Presbyterian Church USA as embedded in its Constitution, which holds in high regard freedom of conscience, openness of discourse, mutual forbearance, inclusiveness of human diversity, and continuous reformation.

We are called to be relational and outreaching.

We will remain in dialogue with, and act with mutual forbearance and respectfulness toward, the diverse views and positions along the road to more light. Among individuals, groups, institutions, and society, we will treat no one as our enemy.

We are called to be affirmative and hopeful.

We will witness by example and seek to reflect the faith, hope and radical inclusive love and example of Jesus, as we understand it.

We are called to be mindful and respectful.

We will seek and encourage open and respectful dialogue, and consider and value all views and perspectives in guiding our church and congregation on its inclusive journey.