What We Believe
With God's help we seek to be thoughtful, compassionate Christians, Biblically rooted, and continually guided by the Holy Spirit to love the whole of God's creation.
We freely covenant to join together as the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ and we commit ourselves to:
follow the call of God to us today as revealed through the Bible, in the historic Jesus, the risen Christ and the continuous revelation of the Holy Spirit;
reach out in love and understanding to all of God's people, committed to partnership and action with the wider United Church of Christ and the ecumenical community;
act as communities of nurture and care, gathering as the body of Christ for healing, fellowship, celebration and growth, building neighborhoods of justice and peace;
share resources and opportunities for spiritual growth, education, mission, evangelism and stewardship;
support the clergy and lay leadership that strengthens our communities and enhance the collegial relationships of clergy and laity;
administer our corporate life responsibly and ethically.
In joining together it is our prayer that we can more fully express God's will in the world.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST STATEMENT OF FAITH
ADAPTED BY ROBERT V. MOSS
We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, who is made known to us in Jesus our brother, and to whose deeds we testify:
God calls the worlds into being, creates humankind in the divine image, and sets before us the ways of life and death.God seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
God judges all humanity and all nations by that will of righteousness declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord, God has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the whole creation to its Creator.
God bestows upon us the Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
God calls us into the church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be servants in the service of the whole human family, 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.
God promises to all who trust in the gospel forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, the presence of the Holy Spirit in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in that kingdom which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto God.