THAT GOD LOVES ALL PEOPLE
We believe that we are called to love one another as God loves us. We welcome all people of faith, or in search of faith, without regard to age, marital status, race, national origin, gender, economic condition, physical or mental challenge or sexual orientation.
IN EARTH STEWARDSHIP
We accept our responsibility to be Stewards of the Earth and the People, who live on the Earth. We pledge ourselves to act accordingly to help preserve God's Creation.
Specifically, we will strive to
• Worship in ways that celebrate and foster care for Creation
• Educate adults and children in ecological issues and sustainable practice
• Green our buildings and grounds
• Promote Earth-friendly lifestyles at home and at work
• Advocate and support caring for the environment in our community and the world
IN EXTRAVAGANT WELCOME
West Parish is a member of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a community of faith that believes in extravagant welcome. This is why we insist that God's communion table is open, not closed, and God's gift and claim in baptism are irrevocable. We advocate justice for all. We extend hospitality as a sign of God's inclusive love. We teach that evangelism — offering bread to those in search of it — is God's mission. Our perspective is global, not provincial. We work with — not against — people of other faiths
THAT WE ARE EACH ON OUR OWN JOURNEY
You'll find that people at West Parish have a wide range of religious beliefs, and we are all accepted, no matter where we are on life's journey.
We have no creed, and there is no test of faith. There is nothing that you must believe to be part of our community. If you want to seek God, find meaning and community, and follow Jesus' ways of compassion and justice, then you are welcome!