Affiliated with the historic United Church of Christ, Second Congregational Church of Greenfield is a progressive Christian faith community. 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 the life of our community and it’s shared ministry. We seek to live our values and practice our faith in the life of the church and out in the world. You are invited to join us on this journey.
While there is a diversity of thoughts and views in our church family, we share a number of common values and beliefs that are grounded in our faith and that are generally 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, not exclusive.
— 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 and fairer world.
— We believe that common goods in our society – like education, access to health care, and 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 grounded in the Christian faith and aligned with its practice.
— 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. Doubts and questions are welcome here.
At our church, not everyone agrees on everything. And that’s really okay. just fine with us. We believe that our diversity of views and understandings, experiences and preferences, is why our church has remained strong for the past 200 years.
So, if you are looking for a new way of thinking about faith and ethics, spirituality and values, we invite you to journey with us. Our faith might be 2000 years old, but our thinking and living is definitely not.