"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Statement of Faith
We believe that Jesus Christ came into the world to proclaim the Kingdom of God, where all would be invited to eat at the table and be embraced by the Holy One.
We are called to be steadfastly inclusive.
We will welcome all persons, to the full ministry and life of our church. Our inclusive witness is without compromise, as we will protest any limit on the love of God that would segregate or discriminate against God's children.
We are to be guided by both faith and reason.
We will convey our witness with reason, clarity, thoroughness, and determination, deeply anchored in Biblical and theological perspectives, core tenets of the reformed tradition, and the best insights available.
We are called to be Presbyterian.
We will affirm and uphold the essential tenets of the Presbyterian Church USA as embedded in its Constitution, which holds in high regard freedom of conscience, openness of discourse, mutual forbearance, inclusiveness of human diversity, and continuous reformation.
We are called to be relational and outreaching.
We will remain in dialogue with, and act with mutual forbearance and respectfulness toward, the diverse views and positions along the road to more light. Among individuals, groups, institutions, and society, we will treat no one as our enemy.
We are called to be affirmative and hopeful.
We will witness by example and seek to reflect the faith, hope and radical inclusive love and example of Jesus, as we understand it.
We are called to be mindful and respectful.
We will seek and encourage open and respectful dialogue, and consider and value all views and perspectives in guiding our church and congregation on its inclusive journey.
Inspired by the Great Creator who provides and cherishes all things, challenged by the life and lessons of Jesus Christ, and transformed by the Spirit, we envision envision Community Presbyterian Church as a place where -
We proclaim the extravagant welcome of Christ.
In a divided and disconnected world, we are a bridge that brings people together, responding to a deep longing to be in communion with all God’s people. We wish to practice heroic hospitality, exemplified by our open communion table, where all may come to eat and drink, and our open membership, which welcomes all. We desire to build bridges between cultures, among people of different faith traditions, to those in need, and to those who have been ostracized, wounded, or lost on their faith journeys. In a spirit of reconciliation, we look for opportunities to be more deeply connected to our brothers and sisters in Christ, to find common ground in spite of the barriers and fears that may separate us. We are proud to be part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and its work in the world.
God's boundless love is the model for how we serve
We take seriously God’s two greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind,” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” This love calls us to work for peace and justice—to serve those who experience hunger, poverty, homelessness, and discrimination, and to address the systems in our society that have marginalized so many. We are called to speak truth to power, and we respond boldly. Our service extends to those in need in our own backyard and around the globe. As a church family, we are blessed by the ties that bind, celebrating with one another in times of joy, supporting each other in times of challenge, nurturing “beyond coffee hour” relationships that embrace everyone, from the youngest member to the oldest.