Covenant & UCC Statement of Faith

First Congregational Church Covenant


In the love of truth and the spirit of Jesus we unite for the worship of God and the service of humankind. We stand for the freedom of the individual in matters of belief, the importance of education, and the prime place of worship in attaining harmony with God. We would practice the rule of love by tolerance of the opinion of others, service to those in need, and kindliness to everyone. We agree to support the Church in every way possible.

United Church of Christ Statement of Faith

We believe in you, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior Jesus Christ, 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 teh 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 int he 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 until you. Amen.