What We Believe

As individual members of the church, we are free to believe and act in accordance with our perception of God’s will for our lives. We are also called to live in loving covenantal relationship with one another – gathering in communities of faith, congregations of believers, and local churches. We invite you to worship and explore your faith with us in an environment open to questions and supported by our rich Christian heritage.

Welcome

No matter who you are or where are on life’s journey, you will be greeted with an extravagant welcome at Mission Hills UCC! We are an Open and Affirming church where all are invited to discover God’s love regardless of race, socioeconomic class, gender, gender identity, physical ability or sexual orientation.

Witness

“Witness” means to walk our talk–to embody the love that God has for each one of us in word and deed. Whether we greet you in worship or in the grocery store, we hope to be a beacon of light and hope in a hurting world. Join us as we seek a deeper understanding of God. God is still speaking today.

Spirit

God’s Spirit opens our hearts and minds as we study the Scriptures, listen to the experiences of one another, and seek spiritual guidance. Whether we spend time in centering prayer or serving food in a soup kitchen, Spirit constantly reveals a deeper understanding of Truth. If you think that you number among those who are “spiritual but not religious” you will find our church to be a very comfortable spiritual home.

Service

Jesus said, “When you served those often ignored, you served me.” Jesus called us to serve people who are homeless, distraught, even living in the shadows. We offer ample opportunities to make a difference in our city and world by engaging in a life of service motivated by the love of God.