Affiliated with the historic United Church of Christ, Second Congregational Church of Greenfield is a progressive and growing Christian faith community. We lift up and celebrate the diversity within our congregation. We openly welcome persons of any race, gender, age, marital status, family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ability, and economic circumstance into full participation in our community life and shared ministry. We strive to live our values and practice our faith in the life of the church and out in the world. We welcome you to join us on this journey.
While there is diversity of thoughts and views in our church family, we share a great many common values and beliefs that are considered to be part of ‘progressive Christianity.’
We believe that God’s family includes all people. We are committed to the belief that all people are created equal before God, and that the love of Jesus Christ is inclusive.
We believe we have a responsibility and role to play in caring for the environment, standing in solidarity with those marginalized by society, and working with all who yearn for a better world.
We believe that common goods in our society like education, access to health care, and defending civil liberties are vital to people’s dream of living an abundant life. We believe that this is the desire of God for all people, and that such things are aligned with the Christian faith.
We believe that truth is found most often in the honest grappling with the questions of faith and life rather than with absolutist or hierarchical pronouncements of the ‘correct’ answers.
At our church, not everyone agrees on everything. And that’s just fine with us. We firmly believe that our diversity of views and understandings, experiences and preferences, is why our unity is so strong. This is why we have been faithfully serving the people of Greenfield and beyond for almost 200 years. If you looking for a new way of thinking about faith and ethics, spirituality and values, then we invite you to join us on our journey. Our faith might be 2000 years old, but our thinking and living is certainly not.