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     Presbyterians are Christians whose roots trace to the earliest days of the United States, to the Protestant Reformation in Europe, and to the Apostolic Church in Jerusalem.

     We believe in the creative power of God witnessed to in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, in the saving power of God's Son, Jesus Christ, and in God's continuing presence and work in the world through the power of the Holy Spirit.

     Historically, Presbyterian beliefs are grounded in Calvinist, or Reformed theology.Theology is essentially how we think about God and how God works in the world. Some hallmarks of Presbyterian theology are:

  • God's sovereignty.  We affirm the majesty, holiness and providence of God who created, sustains, rules and is at work to redeem the world in perfect freedom and love.
  • The human tendency to sin.  People are by nature bound to choose and settle for less than abundant  life for which God created us. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus Christ has made it possible for us to be reconciled to God, to be at peace with one and another and with ourselves, and to experience life in all its fullness.
  • God's election.  God chooses people in every generation and from every nation, race, age and demographic group for salvation and service.
  • God's call to covenant life.  God is unwavering in faithfulness to those he calls to be his own, and calls his own to live in obedience and faithfulness to him.
  • Faithful stewardship as a way of life.  This world and that is in it comes from and belongs to the God who created it and us.  In our earthly lives, we are called to be faithful conservators, or stewards, of all that God has entrusted to us.  A faithful stewardship is expressed in a way of living that shuns ostenation and excess, and that sees a proper use of gifts of God's Creation.
  • Purposeful living.  Our highest purpose in life is to glorify God and enjoy him forever. This is the way of true joy in our living.
     Please visit whoweare at the PCUSA website to learn more about the Presbyterian Church and its beliefs.