We are a downtown church with strong outreach programs, both locally and worldwide. Our congregation is made up of active participating members in a full range of age groups. Sunday worship, Sunday school, small groups, Bible studies, pastoral and marriage counseling, and spiritual growth opportunities and support groups are overseen, directed, and led by our pastor, our staff, and the numerous generous lay leaders and faithful volunteers that make this church their faith home.
In celebration of our 200th anniversary (2017) we have been discerning our mission, discerning God’s vision for what we are called to be, and doing some planning to ensure we can continue to live our faith in the larger Franklin County area.
Values /Values / Mission
Every congregation has a particular set of values to which it holds dear. These values shape the overall ministry. The core values of a congregation are the most deeply held beliefs that guide our actions. If we were to stop to doing them, we would cease to be who we are. While there are many more values that we hold dear, these are the ones the congregation has lifted up as most foundational.
Our Core Values The values that we hold as a congregation are 1.) our welcome of all people, 2.) our building and fostering community (inside the church and in the surrounding community), 3.) our acts of caring and compassion.
Our Vision – This is the big picture of what we are aiming towards. ‘Grounded in the radical love of Jesus, we are building God’s Beloved Community here on earth.
Our Mission – This is how we are making his vision a reality. Being led by the Spirit, we welcome all, we grow together in faith, and we serve in the world.
We are a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the good of the world.