- in God who is a Still Speaking God;
- in Jesus who is our mentor, our friend and our redeemer;
- in the Spirit who is working in and around and through us;
- in the Bible which is a vital and important part of our faith journey;
- in the inherent dignity and worth of each person;
- in a faith that engages mind, body and spirit;
- in a community that nurtures and supports us;
- in God's vision of justice for all of God's children.
Our Mission Statement
We, the Church of the good Shepherd, recognize God in our midst and seek to grow in the knowledge of Christ.
Into God’s presence we welcome all who will come, and in our faith community,
we celebrate the rich diversity of God’s people.
We affirm the worth of each person and strive to nurture each other in love.
We seek to become a refuge where the walls that divide us are broken down and the wounded find healing.
We work to make God’s realm a reality both in our church and in the larger community.
Adopted at the Annual Congregational Meeting, May 31, 1988
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 you 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.