THE FAITH WE CELEBRATE; THE HOPE WE EXPRESS
Every congregation has its own particular character which includes its faith stance and belief perspective. To help you understand where we are coming from, it might be helpful to quote two creeds which are spoken during Sunday morning worship.
On most Sundays we seek to ground our biblical interpretation and the faith we proclaim in the words of A New Creed which originated in the United Church of Canada and is now widely used in many denominations.
A New Creed
We are not alone, we live in God’s world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
On Communion and Baptism Sundays we affirm the ecumenical nature of Christ’s Church and celebrate the heritage of faith bestowed upon us by using the church’s baptismal creed, the Apostles’ Creed, which dates from the 3rd century A.D.
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Both of these creeds are Trinitarian in form and a constant reminder to us to ground our faith and hope in God the Father, Jesus Christ his Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM
Wednesday to Friday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM