Section 1. CCCUCC’s mission is to:
• Be an active, risk-taking, Christian faith community.
• Be a spiritual community that follows the ways of Jesus.
• Be welcoming, open and affirming to all; and
• Engage the wider world with acts of mercy, peace, and justice.
Section 2. CCCUCC’s vision is to be an embracing community and prophetic Christian voice.
Section 3. CCCUCC’s members covenant to honor and support the church’s mission and vision, to share in the life and work of the church, to render loving service toward all people, and to seek justice, embrace kindness and walk humbly together, listening for the voice of a still-speaking God.
This church recognizes the Bible as the sufficient rule of faith and practice and holds that living in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ is the true test of fellowship. Members shall have the privilege and responsibility to follow the Word of God according to the dictates of their own conscience, under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, for the good of the body of Christ.
Faith. This church acknowledges as its sole head, Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Savior. It acknowledges as brothers and sisters in Christ all who share in this confession. It looks to the Word of God in the Scripture, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, to foster its creative and redemptive work in the world. It claims as its own the faith of the historic Church expressed in the ancient creed and as reclaimed in the historic statements of faith. It affirms the responsibility of the Church in each generation to make this faith its own. In accordance with the teaching of our Lord, it recognizes two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (or Holy Communion).
We express our faith in the form of the
United Church of Christ Statement of Faith
We believe in You, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior Jesus Christ and our God, and to your deeds we testify: You call the worlds into being, create persons in your own image, and set before each one the ways of life and death. You seek in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin. You judge people and nations by your righteous will declared through prophets and apostles. In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Savior, You have come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to yourself. You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races. You call us into your church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be your servants in the service of others, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory. You promise to all who trust Your forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, your presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in your realm which has no end. Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto You. Amen.