What we believe: we are members of the United Church of Christ Southern New England Conference
Our Vision and Calling
As Christ’s community at North Church, we are, and are still becoming, dynamic, creative, and caring Christian Faith community.
Inclusive and welcoming to all, we celebrate the GOOD NEWS of JESUS CHRIST, and actively witnesses to our faith in our words and actions.
We are called to be Disciples of the “Still Speaking” God.
We bear witness to the movement of the Holy Spirit throughout our journey of faith, as we:
Love inclusively, Learn continuously, Live spiritually, and Serve joyfully…. to make a difference for the world.
The United Church of Christ Statement of Faith
We believe in you, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior Jesus Christ and our God, and to your deeds we testify.
You call the worlds into being,
create persons in our own image
and set before each one the ways of life and death.
You seek in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
You judge people and nations by your righteous will
declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Savior,
you have come to us
and shared our common lot,
conquering sin and death
and reconciling the world to yourself.
You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit,
creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ,
binding in covenant faithful people of all ages,
tongues and races.
You call us into your church,
to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,
to be your servants in the service of others,
to proclaim the gospel to all the world,
to resist the powers of evil,
to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table,
to join him in his passion and victory.
You promise to all who trust you
forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,
courage in the struggle for justice and peace,
your presence in trial and rejoicing,
and eternal life in your realm which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto you. Amen.
North Congregational Church is a member of the United Church of Christ Southern New England Conference ("UCC"). There is no UCC heirarchy or body that can impose any doctrine or worship format onto the individual congregations within the UCC.
While individual congregations are supposed to hold guidance from the general synod "in the hightest regard," the UCC's constitution requires that the "autonomy of the Local Church in inherent and modifiable only by its own action."
We do affirm a Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ as containing those truths most generally held and professed among us.