What We Believe

We believe God is in all things, in this moment and in every moment.

We believe in the triune God: Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit, who guides and brings about the work of God in the world.

We believe that each person is unique and valuable. We each bring special gifts to share, and we cultivate those gifts together in community.

We believe that each person is on a spiritual journey and that each of us is at a different stage of that journey. Wherever you are on the journey, you are welcome here.

We believe that the persistent search for God produces an authentic relationship with God, engendering love, strengthening faith, dissolving guilt, and giving life purpose and direction.

We love you just as you are. All are welcome here. This includes you just as you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey. No matter your race, gender, orientation, economic status, or age – really, any piece that makes you, “you,” is welcome in this community of faith.

We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ’s table for the sacrament of Communion. Peace Church practices “open” communion. If you have been baptized and have a relationship with Jesus Christ, you are welcome to join us the first Sunday of each month for communion. We are not a church that excludes. We leave the decision to partake completely in your heart and hands.

We believe the UCC is called to be a united and uniting church. “That they may all be one.” (John 17:21) “In essentials–unity, in nonessentials–diversity, in all things–charity,” These UCC mottos survive because they touch core values deep within us. The UCC has no rigid formulation of doctrine or attachment to creeds or structures. Its overarching creed is love. UCC pastors and teachers are known for their commitment to excellence in theological preparation, interpretation of the scripture and justice advocacy. Even so, love and unity in the midst of our diversity are our greatest assets.

We believe that the UCC is called to be a prophetic church. As in the tradition of the prophets and apostles, God calls the church to speak truth to power, liberate the oppressed, care for the poor and comfort the afflicted.

We believe in the power of peace, and work for nonviolent solutions to local, national, and international problems.

We are a people of possibility. In the UCC, members, congregations and structures have the breathing room to explore and to hear … for after all, God is still speaking, 

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