What We Believe
"...You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." - Matthew 22:37-40 (NRSV)
Furthermore, Christ Church abides by the doctrinal statement set forth in paragraph 2 of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United Church of Christ as follows:
- The United Church of Christ acknowledges as its sole Head, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior.
- It acknowledges as kindred in Christ all who share in this confession.
- It looks to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world.
- It claims as its own the faith of the historic Church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers.
- It affirms the responsibility of the Church in each generation to make this faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression, and in purity of heart before God.
In accordance with the teaching of our Lord and the practice prevailing among evangelical Christians, it recognizes two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion.