Who We Are
St. Paul's is an United Church of Christ congregation.
Open and Affirming, welcoming of GLBTQI people,
a Safe Church,
committed to Ecojustice.
We welcome all seekers; whether you are or call yourself:
spiritual but not religious,
and/or have been harmed or rejected by organized religion in your past or preset.
You will find a place with us.
Following Christ's example, we call out social intolerance that masks racism, sexism, classism and homophobic attitudes and behavior.
We question long held assumptions and promote critical thinking.
We Believe God is still speaking.
God didn’t stop speaking at the end of the Bible.
God speaks through other people, nature, music, art, science, and the Bible.
Our faith is over 2,000 years old, our thinking is not.
We have the freedom and responsibility to engage the Bible with our experiences, questions and ideas.
Christ is the head of our church.
Our Core Values influence what we believe and how we act.
We are Jesus guided, intentionally inclusive, peace seeking, and justice committed.
Remembering these core values in our interactions, opinions, questions, doubts are respected and critical thinking is encouraged. We believe our compassionate God is still speaking.
As Christians, Jesus is our model for living Intentionally Inclusive.
We embrace all people and live safely in community with mutual respect
We choose language for God that expands the image God
We believe that our compassionate God requires us to act out of kindness, love, and forgiveness, creating peace among individuals and nations
We recognize and respond to social intolerance
We challenge those in power when injustice is recognized
To create a nourishing Christian community where God’s love is expressed to each other, to our surrounding communities,
to our nation and to the world.