First Church UCC Phoenix
What we Believe
We emulate Jesus by…
Expressing love radically,
Worshiping joyfully with purpose,
Advocating for justice
...as we grow spiritually together.
Open and Affirming Statement
Because we believe all people are children of God, we welcome them to the ministry, fellowship and leadership of this congregation. We do this without regard to age, race, ethnicity, or national origin, physical, mental, emotional disability, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, socio-economic background or circumstance, political affiliation or immigration status.
We offer ourselves as an inclusive community in which the Gospel of God's love for all people is honored and practiced. We affirm this church as a place of hope and a community of welcome to all in Christ's name.
Our faith is 2,000 years old. Our thinking is not.
We believe in God's continuing testament. This is why we are committed to hearing God's ancient story as it relates to this contemporary moment.
We advocate justice for all. Our congregation extends hospitality as a sign of God's inclusive love.
We teach that evangelism — offering bread to those in search of it — is God's mission.
Our perspective is global, not provincial. We work with — not against — people of other faiths. Why? Because God is still speaking,
“Never place a period where God has placed a comma.”