SECOND CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

WHO WE ARE

Second  Congregational United Church of Christ


At Second Church, we join together, not because we believe the same things, but because we have committed to support one another on life’s journey.  


We are an open and affirming congregation and endeavor to accept all people regardless of background and perspective.  We desire to listen, love and learn from each other.  As everyone is created in the image of God, we aim to be a fellowship that allows free exploration, unconditional support for one another in times of need, and a vehicle by which each of us might fulfill the call that we receive to serve God and God’s creation. 

OUR BELIEFS

We are united through Christ


We believe in The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

God is the creator of the universe and giver of all that is good. God is the savior—known boldly and intimately in Jesus and his life, death, and resurrection—who shows us how to live and love. God is the Spirit who enables us to make a difference in our world and in the lives of others. We believe that grace is the love, honesty, and compassion that God gives and shows us in Jesus. It’s how Jesus saves us, heals us, sets us free, and increases our capacity for love. We believe that we need each other. Whether single, married/partnered, divorced or widowed, it’s a lot easier to follow God with friends than it is by ourselves.



OUR VALUES

We are here for you


We believe in the

triune God


Creator, resurrected Christ, the sole Head of the church, and the Holy Spirit, who guides and brings about the creative

and redemptive work of God in the world.

Each person is on a

spiritual journey



We believe each of us is at a different 

stage of that journey.


Each person is unique

and valuable


It is the will of God that every person belong to a family of faith where they have a strong sense of being valued and loved.

We believe the persistent search for God


Produces an authentic relationship with God, engendering love, strengthening faith, dissolving guilt, and giving life purpose and direction.


We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ's table for the sacrament of Communion.


Just as many grains of wheat are gathered to make one loaf of bread and many grapes are gathered to make one cup of wine, we, the many people of God, are made one in the body of Christ, the church. The breaking of bread and the pouring of wine reminds us of the costliness of Christ's sacrifice and the discipleship to which we are all called. In the breaking of bread, we remember and celebrate Christ's presence among us along with a 'cloud of witnesses' – our ancestors, family and friends who have gone before us. It is a great mystery; we claim it by faith.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Come as you are


We want you to come just as you are.  When you walk through our doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts.  We want to make sure when you visit you are comfortable and that is all that matters to us.  As long as you come through our doors, we want to make sure you feel loved and welcomed.  If you ever need anything, always feel free to connect with us.  We love to hear from our new visitors.