Our Mission Statement
We believe in the Triune God---Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We joyfully worship God and seek to understand God's word through scripture.
We are good stewards of God's gracious gifts to us and share abundantly with others through outreach and faithful service in Jesus' name.
(adopted by Session, 10/19/09)
First Presbyterian Church of Homewood is a welcoming and inclusive community of all ages and abilities, continually renewing our Christian faith through joyful worship and daily spiritual practices.We all are ongoing learners and teachers of God's word. Outreach is an overriding focus to everything we do.
What We Believe
Some of the principles articulated by John Calvin remain at the core of Presbyterian beliefs. Among these are the sovereignty of God, the authority of the scripture, justification by grace through faith and the priesthood of all believers. What they mean is that God is the supreme authority throughout the universe. Our knowledge of God and God’s purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ. Our salvation (justification) through Jesus is God’s generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments. It is everyone’s job — ministers and lay people alike — to share this Good News with the whole world. That is also why the Presbyterian church is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and laity, men and women alike.
Who are we?
“In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth praying, ‘Come, Lord Jesus.’” —From “A Brief Statement of Faith”
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