Who We Are

We are people of God. Our name says it all. We belong to Christ Jesus, and together we are his body in the world.

We are warm, welcoming and non-judgmental. We open our doors to all and accept all, respecting and embracing each other’s differences.

We are led by the Spirit. Empowered by God’s living Word and the Holy Spirit, we are made a new creation in Baptism, gathered and renewed in worship and the Eucharist, and sent into the world to proclaim the good news of God in Christ.

We are witnesses to God’s saving grace. We share the love of Christ with the whole world by what we say and by what we do. We seek justice for the poor and powerless, and peace for the entire world.

We are generous with our time, talents and money. We give at least 10 percent of the church’s income each year to our mission partners, and support them with our labor and donations of food, clothing and other things that make life better for those in need.

We are mutually supportive. We care for each other, encourage, comfort and uphold each other, stir up love in each other, pray for each other, and depend on each other.

We are intellectually curious. We are always open to learning more about our faith and traditions, and those of others. We study the Bible in the historical and social context of its ancient writers, but more importantly, to hear what God is saying to us today.

We are ecumenical. We seek unity and common ground as we reach out to and work together with people of other faith traditions to make the world a better place.

We are Lutheran. We are a congregation of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and share our belief in the Triune God and our confessions of faith with more than 70 million Lutherans around the world.