Who We Are
What We Believe...
‘Faith without works is dead’ (James 2:14)
We are committed to turning our faith in Christ and understanding of His teachings into action by showing love and tolerance towards all, working towards the betterment of our community, and helping the most needy and vulnerable among us. May God bless us and inspire us as we continue our journey.
Open and Affirming…
The First Congregational Church of Geneva is an Open and Affirming congregation. This means that we welcome all people regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender identification, or sexual orientation. We support marriage equality. Our congregation strives to provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment for all its members.
As with other congregations of the United Church of Christ, we believe Jesus Christ is the head of the church and that from Him:
We derive our understanding of God;
We participate in the same spirit and doctrines of faith;
We experience the same influence toward holiness and the duties of divine worship;
We understand the significance of baptism and the Lord's Supper;
We continue to grow a love of others in a quest for the betterment of the world.
A Statement of Faith from the United Church of Christ can be found here, but can be summarized as follows:
We believe in the triune God: Creator, Risen Christ and Holy Spirit.
We believe that each person is unique, valuable, and on a spiritual journey that only he or she can make, but that we can support and encourage.
We believe that God calls us to be servants in the service of the whole human family and all of God’s created world.
Geneva, IL 60134