About

What is Congregationalism?

We are a church of faith, freedom, and fellowship.

Faith: A person’s rela­tion­ship with God is the most impor­tant thing. It is lived out on Sun­day and every day.

Free­dom: We share uni­ty in the essen­tial things of the Chris­t­ian faith, and char­i­ty in all oth­er mat­ters. We are not all the same, and we like it this way.

Fel­low­ship: As fel­low trav­el­ers we are joined as spir­i­tu­al friends in Christ. We don’t believe in going it alone. We need you and you need us.

We are a main­stream church hold­ing to the his­toric beliefs of Chris­tian­i­ty. We are a con­gre­ga­tion that shares an open­ness to new and cre­ative ways of being faith­ful. Most of our mem­bers have come from oth­er denom­i­na­tions, or from no church affil­i­a­tion; our con­gre­ga­tion is, in effect, a quilt of dif­fer­ent back­grounds, opin­ions, and expe­ri­ences joined togeth­er in the spir­i­tu­al life.

While most church­es are run from the top down, a con­gre­ga­tion­al church is run from the bot­tom up. The peo­ple are the church. They own and oper­ate the church. Free from the con­strains of a par­ent orga­ni­za­tion, each church in the Con­gre­ga­tion­al way is unique with a var­ied fel­low­ship.

Mission Statement

We are a church open to all. As mod­ern day pil­grims we con­sid­er it our priv­i­lege and com­mit­ted respon­si­bil­i­ty to:
CELEBRATE the glo­ry of God through wor­ship, ser­vice and stew­ard­ship
NURTURE our rela­tion­ship with Chris­t­ian love and truth; and
SERVE oth­ers in our dai­ly lives indi­vid­u­al­ly and col­lec­tive­ly as Christ’s peo­ple.

Staff

Senior Min­is­ter, Matthew Olson
Stu­dent Direc­tor, Drew Papp
Church Admin­is­tra­tor, Sandy Kemp
Office Staff, Lisa Man­cu­so
Trea­sur­er, Tom Webb
Finan­cial Sec­re­tary, Marie Bartlett & Bet­sy Fuller (assis­tant)
Chan­cel Choir Direc­tor, Rachael Short
Direc­tor of Music Min­istry, Rachael Short
Hands of Har­mo­ny Direc­tor, Susan Kilmer