We are committed to engaging Scripture in
innovative and creative ways. It is significant that the sacred texts of our
faith are not a collection of lectures or philosophical treatises, but include
everything from ancient stories to poems and songs and even letters. These
creative works have the power to connect with us, inspire us and transform us!
By bringing Scripture into conversation with the creative works of our own
cultures and time, we hope to provide the resources for modern day people to
connect with the powerful messages in these ancient texts. We do this by
providing historical background and examining the literary context of the
stories of our faith, empowering one another to become active interpreters of
Scripture through conversation, reflection and prayer.
We believe that the truth emerges among us,
that no one person, or even community, has a complete picture of what God is
doing. In worship together we have recognized the power of holy conversation and the ways that having multiple voices at the table enriches our experience and understanding, not just of the text, but of one another as well. We know that these conversations are not always easy but we believe that wrestling with difficult topics and scriptures helps us to become more resilient. Moreover, in these moments of discomfort we find the limits of our own perception and are able to step into new understandings of the depth and breadth of the human experience. We value participation in worship, embodied worship, and believe that at a fundamental level humans were created to be in communion with one another and with God. We believe that all people were created in the image of God. And we do mean all people - no matter where you come from, who you love, how you express your gender identity, or whether this is the first time you've been to church or the millionth time - we welcome you to our table, not in spite of these things but because of them. We are all created in the image of the divine.