The vision is three fold:
Our vision is to create partnerships with congregations and the community because we believe that we can be stronger together. We see partnering as a new way to do ministry that will bring new life and energy to our congregation, leading us into the future with dignity and strength. We believe that partnering together with another congregation in a shared pastoral ministry and joining together with others in our community will enable us to engage in mission and ministries of compassion, justice and hope in ways we cannot do alone.
As a congregation that values thought provoking worship that nurtures progressive theology and practices; we envision building upon this value to create an even more vibrant spiritual community. Vibrant describes a desire for a shift in the energy and passion of the congregation—an excitement about being a part of this community which comes to us as we are empowered by the Holy Spirit. Such a community is an active place that is engaged in participating in a variety of spiritual practices that deepens our Christian faith. Creating a strong diverse music program as well as adding new elements to our worship are important to our building a more vibrant joyful spiritual community.
We are a diverse faith community that welcomes and involves others regardless of where they are on life’s journey. Our vision is to go beyond a welcoming community of faith to become a faith community that embraces all. Embracing all requires us to identify with others who may not be like ourselves and to learn what it means to walk in another’s shoes, seeking to understand, respect and transcend difference. Embracing all with Christ’s compassion requires us to work for justice, to build bridges and to offer hope in the name of the compassionate Christ. We envision an open door that allows us to go out into the world sharing this compassion and invites others to come in to be embraced in Christian love. As we develop ways of embracing all, our vision of becoming an even more diverse community of faith will begin to come to fruition.