Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

We have a loving, creative God who made the world and everything in it. Every person we meet is created in the image of a God who loves him or her.

God loved the world so much that he sent his beloved son, Jesus, to be one of us, to draw us closer to God and to bridge the gap between us and God.

Jesus died for our sins, and his loving sacrifice is a free gift to us of grace and forgiveness.

In rising from the dead on that first Easter morning, Jesus conquered death and evil once and for all. Because he lives, we will live with him in heaven for eternity.

God gives us the gift of his Holy Spirit to guide us in this life.

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and through it God reveals who he is and his purposes for our lives.

Jesus left us two sacraments, physical signs of his love and his presence with us in the world: Baptism and Holy Communion. In baptism, we affirm that we are children of God; God washes away our sins, and we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives. In Communion, God gives himself to us, assuring us that our sins are forgiven and strengthening us for loving service in our homes, our communities and our world.

All of this is a free gift from a loving and gracious God. God calls us to three responses to his love: To love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength; to love our neighbors as ourselves; to serve the world and share the good news of God’s love, grace and forgiveness with others.