We are a community of faith serving the Mesa area with a ministry of inclusivity, and peace and justice. The following are our Core Values:
OUR SPIRITUALITY: We believe that all people have unique spiritual paths to explore. We welcome anyone seeking to deepen their connection to God. Our tradition is the Christian path, revealed to us most clearly by Jesus, and through the inspiration of scripture in both Old and New Testaments. We understand our Bible as expressions of people of faith fully rooted in human histories and contexts, plus Divine inspiration and universal truths. We also believe that God is still speaking in relevant and new ways for our age.
OUR COMMUNITY: We believe that God calls us into Community with one another. We are stronger together than we are alone. God often speaks and acts through others. Therefore we choose to be a part of a community with other believers and spiritual explorers. We also believe that Jesus taught us to serve our wider communities with love, grace, compassion, and justice. We’re affiliated with two denominations due to a merger in our recent history: the United Church of Christ, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
OUR MISSION: Our sense of spirituality and community lead us to act in ways of compassion and service to others. Our mission efforts are varied and changing. We act locally by supporting PAZ de CRISTO, a local organization that serves meals daily and offers food boxes. We also work nationally and globally through our denominations.
OUR GRACE: We believe that God loves and cares for all people regardless of who they are, where they come from, what they look like….financial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, background, or physical abilities. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. We strive to live out that same grace in our own lives to the best of our ability. .
OUR EMPOWERMENT: We strive to be a community of faith that empowers one another. We love to empower our children to learn and grow and express themselves. We seek to also empower each other to grow, to adapt, to stretch our perceptions and challenge our comfort levels. We are a Peace & Justice church, and feel that God calls us to be active in our world, working to transform our culture in more peaceful and just ways. We encourage our individual power to take stands and become knowledgeable on issues facing society. Some of our issues have been: Immigration, gun violence, and becoming sensitized to our own White privilege.