Vision and Mission Statements

Our vision is to grow as a community of faith, nurturing and supporting one another, and seeking God in community, in worship, and in service to others.

Our mission is to empower those who are marginalized.

We celebrate God’s gift of diversity and value the wholeness made possible in community equally shared and shepherded by all. We welcome and affirm people of every gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, who are also of every age, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, level of education, and family structure, and of every economic, immigration, marital, and social status, and so much more. We acknowledge that we live in a world of profound social, economic, and political inequities. As followers of Jesus, we commit ourselves to the pursuit of justice and pledge to stand in solidarity with all who are marginalized and oppressed.

To that end we seek

  • to share a worship life that is exciting, challenging and dynamic;
  • to serve as a refuge for those who feel that the church has rejected them;
  • to welcome all people, without exception, and to celebrate with joy and wonder the image of God reflected in each one;
  • to work for peace and justice in our society and the world;
  • to enable those experiencing hunger and homelessness;
  • to foster a sense of community among our neighbors and enrich the cultural and spiritual life of our city and its people;
  • to challenge the larger church to be the church that God is calling it to be;
  • to oppose all United Methodist Church policies that do not welcome and affirm LGBTQ+ people into full inclusion; and
  • to intentionally uplift and include voices of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, and all persons of color in our worship, study, service and congregational life.

Our Commitment to Dismantling Racism

As people of God working toward an anti-racist world, we acknowledge the long history of slavery, displacement, imprisonment, and genocide perpetrated against racial and ethnic minorities in this world. We lament the on-going sin of racism and commit to work without ceasing to uplift voices of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, and all persons of color in our worship, study, and congregational life.