We believe in you, O God, Eternal Spirit,
God of our Savior Jesus Christ and our God,
and to your deeds we testify:
You call the worlds into being,
create persons in your own image,
and set before each one
the ways of life and death.
You seek in holy love
to save all people
from aimlessness and sin.
You judge people and nations
by your righteous will
declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth,
our crucified and risen Savior,
you have come to us
and shared our common lot,
conquering sin and death
and reconciling the world to yourself.
You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit,
creating and renewing
the church of Jesus Christ,
binding in covenant
faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
You call us into your church
to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,
to be your servants in the service of others,
to proclaim the gospel to all the world
and resist the powers of evil,
to share in Christ's baptism
and eat at his table,
to join him in his passion and victory.
You promise to all who trust you
forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,
courage in the struggle for justice and peace,
your presence in trial and rejoicing,
and eternal life in your realm
which has no end.
Blessing and honor,
glory and power be unto you.
United Church of Christ Statement of Faith
in the form of a doxology*
We see creeds as historic testimonies of faith, rather than tests of faith.
We engage our minds and critical thinking as a part of our faith, and we take theology very seriously and sometimes respectfully disagree with one another. Most of us employ a non-literal reading of the Bible and value it deeply as the central stories of our faith.
Our Congregational heritage emphasizes our freedom to interpret the Bible as individuals under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, as well as autonomy as a congregation, bound by covenant with others.
We think that God is still speaking and has more to say to us today as we live out our faith.
*Plymouth is a progressive Christian church founded in Fort Collins in 1903 and part of the United Church of Christ, a denomination formed by different traditions coming together in 1957. Additional United Church of Christ Faith Statements can be read here.