Our Mission

Inspired by the words of Micah 6:8 our mission is to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God. 

We envision a world that embraces community, celebrates inclusivity, expresses creativity, seeks transformation, and practices simplicity.

our Core Values

Community  >>  Faith is a journey best traveled with others who share common values and a common commitment to life together. We strive to be formed as a community steeped in God’s love, expressed in loving relationships with one another, and engaged in the larger community in which we live.

Inclusivity   >> No one is outside the bounds of God’s grace. We strive to practice generous hospitality, welcoming and embracing everyone with the same love we have received from God. We affirm the sacred worth of every human being – no exceptions.

Creativity  >>  At the foundation of our faith is the story of a God we call Creator – a God who is continually in the process of creating, who gifts us with creativity and invites us to create. We strive to incorporate music, drama, visual arts, dance, and other creative elements in all that we do.

Simplicity  >>  In a world preoccupied with materialism, consumption, and greed, we long for a simpler way. We strive to live simply, both individually and in our life together; to generously share our resources and practice faithful stewardship of God’s Creation.

Transformation  >>  As we journey inward, we strive for transformed lives that better reflect the love of Christ. As we journey outward, we strive for a transformed world that better reflects God’s vision of peace and justice.

Community practices


• We will pray daily.

• We will use a variety of forms of prayer such as

the reflective reading of Scripture and other

spiritual texts, confession, the prayer of examen,

intercession, journaling, fasting, and




• We will practice a contemplative stance in order

to be present to God, the world, and ourselves.

• We will practice hospitality in our families,

neighborhoods, and workplaces.

• We will be present to our faith community through

participation in our worship, fellowship, and

community engagement.



• We will strive to live in right relationship with the

earth and all living beings, and seek to practice

ecologically responsible living, striving for

simplicity rather than excessive consumption.

• We will practice a stance of open-hearted and

open-handed generosity in sharing our

resources: money, talent, and time within and

beyond this community.


• We will serve God and the world out of gratitude

for the love of God.

• We will practice mutual accountability for how we

serve God and the world.

• We will practice regular Sabbath as a means of

renewal so that we can lovingly serve God and

the world.

• We will stay attuned to the hurts and struggles

present in our neighborhood and our world and

will strive to respond nimbly and faithfully to the

ever-changing needs of our community.



• We will practice racial and gender reconciliation.

• We will resist evil and injustice.

• We will pursue peace with justice.

• We will share the redeeming, healing, creative

love of God in word, deed and presence as a

response to Jesus’ love made manifest in us.

OPEN and affirming

No matter who, no matter what, you are welcome.

We worship an inclusive and loving God, who calls all persons into relationship, both with God and with neighbor. In response to this love, demonstrated most perfectly in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves as an open and affirming community, welcoming and celebrating people of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and disabilities, economic situations, and social statuses.

We declare ourselves to be open and affirming, fully inclusive of the LGBTQ community, and advocating for a more inclusive church and a more inclusive society.