Who We Are
We are a diverse people on a journey together. We come from a variety of spiritual traditions; mainline Protestant, Evangelical, Catholic, Unitarian, Buddhist, and, in some cases, from none at all. We are scientists, farmers, social workers, contractors, teachers, activists, students, musicians, parents, grandparents. Some of us are new to the community, and some have generations-long roots in the congregation. What we have in common is that we travel a spiritual path rooted in the compassionate and profound teachings of the historical person of Jesus, and in the universal consciousness of love, that, in our tradition, we call Christ. We attend services for many reasons, but most of all to find spiritual grounding, for the chance to witness the grace in others and to be reminded of our common humanity. We recognize that all of us arrive here with our own stories and spiritual experiences. There is no requirement to assent to a unified belief statement in order to belong. Instead, we affiliate ourselves with the 8 points of Progressive Christianity to identify and guide our practice. We commit ourselves to walk in the way of Jesus, addressing injustice with compassion and nonviolent action. We take the Bible seriously, but not literally, approaching scripture through both a historical and metaphorical lens. To learn more about why we worship, click here. To view videos overviewing our focus on migrant and racial justice, click here. To garner a fuller picture of us, check out this week’s newsletter on the link above.