What We Value

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Compassionate

As we commit to following the Way of Christ's ministry and teachings, with the parable of the "Good Samaritan” as our touchstone, we hope to:

  • Act with compassion, whether the issues are individual, local or international

  • Offer a listening ear

  • Hold a loving cup

  • Comfort those who grieve

  • Be gentle with one another

  • Meet despair with hope

  • Be sensitive to the needs of others

  • Treat Earth with kindness

  • Allow ourselves to be spiritually moved by the needs of others  

  • Be motivated to respond to the needs of one another with patience and wisdom; kindness and perseverance; warmth and resolve

  • Understand ourselves as fully Human and Divine.

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Inclusive

We are committed to being a welcoming church where all people are encouraged to participate fully.  We do our best to:

  • Be fully inclusive of all people regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender identity, gender, race or sexual orientation

  • Be more accepting and affirming

  • Promote awareness and understanding

  • Work to end discrimination, alienation and ignorance

  • Be explicit about issues that exclude others

  • Demonstrate a broad commitment to justice. 

  • Address issues such a racism, economic injustice, accessibility and caring for the planet.

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Spirit-filled

As Spirit-filled people, we are committed to portraying by touch and word the fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23