What We Believe
Our Beliefs – Faith and How We Live it Out
“Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”
The United Church of Christ is a non-creedal church, which means that we don’t ask people to ascribe to particular creeds or confessions as the primary way to express their faith.
At The Church of the Pilgrimage we express our faith in many ways – through worship; education; stewardship of time, talent and treasure; by extending ourselves to newcomers; and by engaging in service in our local community
and the world.
We understand faith to be the act of trusting God, who is the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of our lives. We also understand faith to be practice – bringing our particular energies and resources to bear as we face the various challenges of our day.
Our challenges may be many: living healthy lives of balance and meaning; living open to others in a religiously pluralistic world; bringing Christian ethics into our workplaces and homes; making a difference in the lives of those in need; extending compassion and forgiveness in our dealings with others.
What challenges your faith these days? What questions might you bring to the table? We believe that God is still speaking. Come and join us, and find ways God may be speaking through others – and you!
A Note on the Inclusive Dimensions of God's Grace
As an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, we at the Church of the Pilgrimage affirm that each individual is a child of God, and recognize that we are called to be like one body with many members, seeking with others of every race, ethnicity, creed, class, age, gender, marital status, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression to journey together toward the promised realm of God.