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Beliefs, Mission & Vision Statement


Our Belief Statement

Independent United Church of Christ Lorain is “the church of the infinite quest”. Remaining true to

that spirit, our church believes…

 All people are included in God’s unconditional love and grace.

 In Jesus Christ whose life revealed God’s love at work in the human family.

 In the Holy Spirit as the power by which we are brought into closer harmony and relationship with

our Creator.

Therefore we…

 Strive to follow the path of Jesus Christ, while recognizing other pathways to the Divine.

 Encourage each person’s spiritual journey, embracing a variety of spiritual disciplines.

 Understand that the words we use to express our faith are to be lived out by loving and

compassionate action.

 Take the Bible seriously, not literally; finding more grace in the search for meaning than in

absolute certainty.

 Agree to differ, unite to serve, and resolve to love.

Mission Statement

Independent United Church of Christ Lorain is called to embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy

Spirit and the eternal love of God, honoring and expanding our heritage of innovative ministry with a commitment to growth.

To that end, we will provide:

 A center for worship, prayer, celebration, study, fellowship and sanctuary;

 Resources for support for new forms of ministry;

 Opportunities for learning and spiritual growth through all the seasons of life;

 Motivation and resources for empowering service to each other and to the world;

 An inclusive Christian community respecting pluralism, agreeing to differ, resolving to love and

uniting to serve.

Vision Statement

A diverse community of individuals, each actively seeking to make Christ’s example of God’s love for every

person real in our world through service, study, worship and giving:

 Celebrating life in groupings of families and

individuals,

 Risking with innovation while honoring tradition,

 Encouraging search and empowering belief,

 Standing with those who suffer,

 Loving unconditionally,

 Helping the poor in the community.

On the Streets Mission #onthestreetsmission  

Goal to feed the homeless offer Christ's love for them and see that there needs are attended to when we can .  We may not always have a hot meal for them but we try. Truth is  times it's just coffee and a pbj and fruit. We hope to be able to meet the needs of hair cuts and shaves, Shelter, Medical care and life training. #onthestreetsmission is in need of volunteers to find out more about us please call the Church office at 440-462-6555