What We Believe
Not a test but a testimony
Our Meetinghouse stands on an elevation and, traditionally, travelers and sailors on Long Island Sound have used our lighted steeple as a landmark. That inspires our vision for what we believe God is calling our church to be.
We are a church on a hill, glowing so brightly with the light of God’s love that we shine like a beacon, guiding seekers to come inside where their souls are nourished and transformed, growing closer to God. We are a faith family of warm welcome, respectful acceptance, shared joy and tender compassion. We embody Christ’s hope, love, and service wherever we go.
To make our vision a reality we:
Live our faith, discovering who God is, and serving his world
Love, teach, and serve each other and the God revealed in Jesus Christ
Members of our church promise to support each other to grow in faith. We call that promise our Covenant. Congregationalists think of their shared Covenant not as a test of faith, but as testimony to their commitment to Jesus Christ. Each Congregational church has its own Covenant, created by its members. This is the Green’s Farms Church Covenant. We regularly re-affirm this promise to each other and new members commit to it when they join our church.
We hereby set forth the principles of the Christian faith as commonly held among us, believing that the foundation for our lives is Jesus Christ.
It is our aim to bring joy to little children, instruction and high ideals to youth, inspiration to men and women in the midst of life, and comfort to those in life’s later years; and to work together for the betterment of all people.
Our fellowship is not dependent upon identity of theological opinion, or of outward circumstance, or of denominational name, but grown from a common loyalty to Jesus, a common passion to serve the world, and a common purpose to do justly, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God.
Our ideal is the church is the open mind, the warm heart, the aspiring soul, and the social vision which ever seeks to express in all walks of life, the mind and spirit of Jesus.