VISION OF THE CHURCH
“… so we, who are many, are one body in Christ and individually we are members of one another.” (Romans 12:5 NRSV)
Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ is a progressive Christian community called by faith, led by hope, and united by love to build strong and committed disciples for Jesus Christ and to be a spiritual presence locally and globally in service to humanity. This vision is lived out through our focus on relationship with the Lord, which produces perspective; scholarship in study of the Scriptures, which produces focus; stewardship awareness in our giving and sharing which produces trust; and fellowship with our sisters and brothers in Christ, which produces unity.
“Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it, for there is a vision for the appointed time…” (Habakkuk 2:2-3 NRSV)
MISSION OF THE CHURCH
The Mission of Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ is:
To worship God and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to labor for peace and justice so that the world may become the kingdom of God on earth;
To foster within its membership, by its teaching and its ministry, the spirit which was in Christ;
To be to its membership and the community a source of spiritual refreshment, guidance, transformation, comfort and support;
To impress upon its membership the need for mutual loyalty and charity;
To teach its young people the noble traditions of its past; to point them to the possibilities of its future, and to give guidance in the building of Christian character; and
To educate and develop its members for consecrated and sacrificial service.