WE ARE A FAITH COMMUNITY WITH A PARTICULAR FLAVOR.
We are weary of politics, but eager to serve our neighbors
We are tired of the culture wars, but excited to work toward peaceful communities and a more just world.
We love the global Church, even though some of us have been deeply wounded by churches.
We value roots. We expect creativity. We welcome doubt.
ABOVE ALL, WE FOLLOW JESUS.
We are learning. We are healing. We are growing. We are listening.
We seek peace in a world torn by conflict and violence. Following the way of Jesus and the ethics of the Sermon on the Mount, we pursue spiritual integrity within ourselves and our families, reconciliation for our relationships and communities, and justice in our world.
We are weary of the transience and fragmentation of contemporary life. Following the example of the historic church, we celebrate the rhythms of the church calendar, remember the words and practices of saints from other times and places, and work together to build new rhythms that embody good news for a broken world.
We humbly acknowledge our limitations as human beings. In the tradition of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, we embrace the mystery of God through opening space for prayer and contemplation, living simply, celebrating the sacraments of Eucharist and baptism, and pursuing the arts.
We value the roots and security of deep relationships. Following the empathetic posture of the Holy Spirit , we choose to be present and active in each other’s daily lives. We look to this Spirit to draw us closer to each other and to God’s presence despite our human shortcomings. We pursue the way of peace together.
We move toward peace, rhythm, mystery, and presence by welcoming friends and strangers. Following the early Anabaptists and Methodists, we invite all people into relational communities committed to listening to each other, healing the wounded, empowering the disempowered, and nurturing all to participate fully in God’s redemptive work.