Mission Statement of the United Church of Paducah
We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. We seek to participate in his mission within the Church Universal and to follow the way of the crucified and risen Christ by:
Proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ,
Glorifying God through worship and prayer,
Inviting others into the fellowship of our congregation,
Providing opportunities for spiritual and personal growth,
Reaching out to people in times of crisis,
Celebrating with them in times of joy, and
Pursuing other missions in which God may guide us.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to embrace God’s love for all people.
United Church of Christ Statement of Faith
We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father, and to his deeds we testify:
He calls the worlds into being, creates man in his own image and sets before him the ways of life and death.
He seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
He judges men and nations by his righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord, he has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to himself.
He bestows upon us his Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
He calls us into his church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be his servants in the service of men, 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.
He promises to all who trust him forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, his presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in his kingdom which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto him.