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OUR VISION STATEMENT

Sharing God’s vision for today’s people; providing hope for all their tomorrows. As  members of the Evangelical Congregational Church we believe the Bible  to be our final authority for faith and Christian living, and we affirm  the following:

That the universe is the purposeful creation of a personal, loving, almighty God.

That all human beings are made in the image of the Creator and are of infinite worth.
That  our world is under the sway of sin as a result of a historical and a  personal human rebellion against God, so that suffering, death and  separation from God are the experience of humankind; and that without  the intervention of God’s grace, this will be the eternal state of all  persons.
That Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, through his  virgin birth, sinless life, sacrificial death on the Cross, and glorious  resurrection and ascension, graciously offers new life to all who  receive him by faith.
That the Holy Spirit, indwelling believers,  gives them a desire and an ability to follow biblical standards of  conduct in their personal lives and in society.
That the Christian  faith is lived in the community of the church, where worship and witness  are embodied through the spiritual gifts of its members.
That Jesus  Christ will return to this world, bring an end to history as we know it,  inaugurate the final judgment, and welcome believers into his eternal  kingdom.