Our Mission & Beliefs
Choose love. Be the light. Change the world.
At First Pres, we seek to follow the example Jesus set when he walked among us on earth. Our goal is to be a Matthew 25 church: loving God, serving people everywhere, and caring for all.
"Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me."
As a family of faith, we are working to build God’s kingdom on earth. We strive to actively choose to love God and others. We shine the light of Jesus by reaching out in service. And we seek to change the world by caring for all, no matter who they are, where they come from, or where their beliefs originate.
The following statement is adapted from the Presbyterian Church (USA) website:
We believe that God is the supreme authority throughout the universe. Our knowledge of God and God’s purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ. Our salvation (justification) through Jesus is God’s generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments. It is everyone’s job — ministers and lay people alike — to share this Good News with the whole world.