Who we are…
- We are a spiritual community of different minded believers, sharing one heart. We strive for justice and peace among all people, and bring support and hope to those that Jesus called the least of his sisters and brothers.
- We welcome all. And all means all..
- We take the Bible seriously because we don’t have to take it literally.
- We keep the faith but drop any dogma that gets in the way of the LOVE that is God.
- We recognize the faiths of other people who have other names for the pathway to the Divine. We welcome and love people of all races, cultures, classes and abilities. We don’t believe in converting anyone from one set of beliefs to another. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “our innermost prayer should be that a Hindu be a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, a Christian a better Christian."
- We invite everyone to join in our worship, our communion, and our extended YCPC family. Everyone includes believers and agnostics, conventional Christians and questioning skeptics, gay and straight, females and males, Jews and Gentiles, the despairing and the hopeful, and any other descriptor that may fit you.
- We believe that the way we treat one another and other people is more important than the way we express our beliefs.
- We are a congregation that is intentional about creating sanctuary: a place of safety and belonging for the broken in our midst; recognizing that all of us are broken.
- We find more grace in the search for meaning than in absolute certainty, more in the questions than in the answers. We wrestle with the question of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. If we are called to imitate Jesus; what does that look like?
What We Believe
We believe that God’s Holy Spirit is at work within us and among us; ALL of us.
We believe that God has gifted each one of us in many and diverse ways.
We believe that it is in our diversity that our unity is made stronger and the fullness of God is made manifest.
Therefore, we affirm and honor ALL who have been called to join us on the journey, who have pledged themselves to the difficult task of being Christs disciples.