Our building is 100 years old. Our faith is not.
Our mission is to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8). When we do this, we find lasting joy and participate in the healing of the world. We know that all three of these things are interconnected and overlapping. Different churches and different people are strong in different areas and we celebrate that all of them are essential.
If we do justice and love mercy without walking humbly, we have a commitment to people but lack a divine connection. Anger and burnout are common for people who function this way, and we want to root our compassion in a deeper source.
If we walk humbly and love people without doing justice, we have a deep relationship with God that inspires a deep love for people we know but is disconnected from the larger issues of injustice in the world. Our faith compels us to work for God’s will being done everywhere on earth as it is in heaven.
If we do justice and walk humbly, we have justice that is inspired and sustained by a relationship with God but isn’t good at loving people who disagree with us. True humility calls us to listen and to be peacemakers and to love fiercely even when we fiercely disagree.
The life we seek is right in the center, where we find deeper humanity, a more vibrant spirituality, and the timeless example of Jesus.