Daring to Embody the Gospel
Embodying the Gospel we strive to:
We support people of every age and background as we strive to understand and apply our faith through worship, Word and Sacrament, Bible study, and service.
We strive to connect and engage people of all ages. We learn about each other and build connections by worshiping and participating together in the life of the church.
Diversity & Hospitality: We warmly welcome all people regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social/economic status, belief, and background. We are accepting of differences, creative thinking, and constructive discussion.
We strive to serve the needs of others in our congregation and in our community. We foster awareness in changing circumstances and needs and respond in a timely and meaningful way. We champion justice and compassion through our responses in words and in actions.
Care of God's Creation:
We care for ourselves and each other. We are caretakers living in harmony working to nurture, restore, and protect God's creation.
Equality & Partnership:
As both lay and clergy, we are called to function as equals in ministry, seeking to support and encourage each other in a spirit of cooperation, striving to reach consensus.
We foster participation and leadership in the congregation as we collaboratively design and create our ministry, programs, and worship services.
We respect and care for each other and all God's creation. We manage our church's finances, property, and resources responsibly in accordance with our understanding of God's will.
Value All Gifts & Contributions:
We recognize and appreciate that each person contributes his/her unique skills, interests, gifts, spirituality, and financial capabilities to the mission and life of the congregation. Reconciling in Christ. The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program of is a program of ReconcilingWorks for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations. RIC recognizes Lutheran communities that publicly welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender believers to action. United in Jesus Christ, we value, affirm, and invite diversity in our midst. We sow the seeds of God's mercy and love in our ever-widening community.