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First Congregational

United Church of Christ

... exploring the frontiers of faith in Jesus

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:

Loch view

 

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.

Crucified Jesus

 

 

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.

 

 

Repairing a house

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Four clasped hands

 

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. Amen.