Jesus and his Sacrifice
From the Apostle's Creed: "We believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead."
We believe that there are three Persons of God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. This is not to say that we worship three separate deities; rather, we believe that each of these work together in the form of our God. A popular symbol of the trinity to help explain its doctrine is the Shamrock: legend has it that Saint Patrick explained this theory by showing a Shamrock to the King of Ireland, showing how it can be a single plant but with three parts.
We believe that the Bible, with its 66 individual books throughout the Old and New Testament, are the inspired word of God shared with us as a witness to the Holy Spirit. It is used as a guide and reference to understand God's promise, God's faithfulness, and God's hope for our lives.
We believe that baptism is the sign and seal of the covenant God has made with us in Jesus Christ. Our Christian identity begins in baptism, and in this sacrament we are marked forever as Christ's own. Baptism assures us of our cleansing from sin, of our participation in Christ's death and resurrection, and of our welcome into the community of believers, the Church. As part of the covenant community, we baptize children as they grow into their faith. Adult and youth believers are baptized as they make a decision to enter the covenant community and to follow Christ.
Communion - The Lord's Supper
Communion is commonly known as the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist meaning “thanksgiving.” This sacrament connects with baptism by entering the covenant with God and being nourished in the communion with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We gather at Christ’s table and share in a meal of bread and wine, remembering his last meal with his disciples before his death. Communion unities all who share the feast, and worship Jesus as Lord and Savior. Through this sacramental meal, we are nourished by the Holy Spirit
for our journey of faith as disciples of Christ.
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We as a community of believers are governed by our Constitution, which is the Book of Confessions Part 1, and the Book of Order Part 2 with the Bible superseding both. You can view our Book of Confessions and Book of Order here.