First Church, as part of the United Church of Christ, is what is sometimes called a ?non-creedal? church, which means simply that you don?t have to profess a certain set of beliefs in order to be a member. At various times, however, statements of faith have been composed in this church and in other UCC churches to give voice to what we believe.
This poetic statement was composed by members of our community in 2003:
Finding a home in God?s wilderness,
we seek to savor God
and magnify the longings of Jesus.
We dare to be uncertain.
Practicing compassion and awakening conscience,
we bear hope for a suffering world.
In this Spirit, we honor one another
in beloved community.
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