WHAT

WE BELIEVE

Welcome to First Congregational Church of Georgetown!

 

We extend to you a wide- open, extravagant welcome!

So, welcome to church!

 

 Welcome if you have been part of this church your whole life or

this is all a bit new to you. 

 

 Welcome if you are young or old, male or female, rich or poor, married or single,

gay or straight, or some wonderful mixture of all these things!

 

Welcome to you if you are hurting today and in need healing

we are with you and you are not alone!

 

Welcome if you are ready to rock the world with your vim and vigor, or if you are snuggled up on your couch with no plans of any kind as you read this.

 

Welcome if your faith is deep and strong, or

if you don’t know what you believe or what to believe…

 

Somehow, God has brought us together to be with one another in spirit,

to be a congregation together, to join as family, as this church family.

Know that you are welcome here at FCC Georgetown. 

 

Our Statement of Faith

a testimony to, and an  expression of, the way in which we interpret the Word of God

but not a test for membership in Our Congregation

 

We believe in God, the eternal spirit,

Who is made known to us in Jesus, our brother,
and to whose deeds we testify:

God calls the worlds into being,

creates humankind in the divine image,
and sets before us the ways of life and death.

God seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.

God judges all nations and all humanity by that will of righteousness

declared through prophets and apostles.

 

In Jesus Christ, the Man of Nazareth,

our crucified and risen Lord,
God has come to us and shared our common lot,
conquering sin and death and reconciling the whole creation to its Creator.

 

God bestows upon us the Holy Spirit,

creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ,
Binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues and races.

 

God calls us into the Church

To accept the cost and joy of discipleship,
To be servants in the service of the whole human family,

To proclaim the gospel to all the world  and resist the powers of evil,
To share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table,
To join him in his passion and victory.

 

God promises to all who trust in the gospel

Forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,
Courage in the struggle for justice and peace,
The presence of the Holy Spirit in trial and rejoicing,
And eternal life in that kingdom which has no end.

Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto God. Amen.

The statement of faith was originally written and adopted

by the United Church of Christ in 1959,

revised in 1976 by Robert V. Moss, Jr., President of the United Church of Christ 1969-1976, and commended for use and study by the Eleventh General Synod.

WHAT

TO EXPECT

 

Sunday service follows an order of worship that includes prayer, scripture, a sermon, hymns and music.  If you meet God most readily in resonant traditions mixed with new ideas, supported by beautiful music from choir, organ, hand bells, and other instruments, you’ll find that in worship with us. 

 

Some of us dress up, some wear jeans and casual attire.

Children of any age are always welcome. 

 

We believe that God loves us as we are.

We hope all will enter God's house respectfully, but without fear of acceptance.