Our name COMMUNITY means that we are called to bring the message of salvation to the people we meet, in the area in which God has placed us, and in a broader sense, to the whole world. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Our name UNITED reflects Christ’s prayer for His people to live in the unity of the true faith. (John 17:20-21; Ephesians 4:1-6) Our congregation belongs to a group of churches identified as the United Reformed Churches in North America. This federation exists to exercise mutual concern for one another and to display our unity in the Christian faith. Our unity derives from our common confession of the truth of the Bible as summarized in our Three Forms of Unity: The Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, and Canons of Dort.
Our name REFORMED reveals that our spiritual heritage lies in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. The Protestant Reformation was a movement which recovered the supreme importance of the Bible’s authority for faith and life. We unashamedly affirm that God’s Word is inerrant, infallible, and unchanging. (2 Timothy 3:16) The Reformation also recovered the glorious biblical truth of salvation by grace alone. In other words, God alone saves people by sovereignly and graciously giving them faith in Jesus Christ and a trust in his sacrifice for them on the cross as a payment for their sins. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Our name CHURCH means that we are not a social club. Christ gathers us together by His Spirit and Word to worship and serve Him. (John 10:14-16) We confess that Jesus Christ is the sovereign King of the Church. (Colossians 1:18) Therefore, we strive to follow Christ’s Word in our doctrine, worship, government, mission, fellowship, and daily living.