Presbyterian Church (USA)
We are a proud member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) - The largest Presbyterian denomination in North America. More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.
We trace our history to the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. Much of our heritage, and theology, began with the Swiss theologian and lawyer John Calvin (1509–64). John Knox, a former Roman Catholic Priest from Scotland who studied with Calvin in Geneva, took Calvin's teachings back to Scotland and led the Scottish Reformation of 1560. The Church of Scotland embraced Reformed theology and presbyterian polity. The Ulster Scots brought their Presbyterian faith with them to Ireland. Later, immigrants from Scotland and Ireland brought Presbyterianism to America in the mid 1600's. In 1706, seven ministers led by Francis Makemie established the first American presbytery at Philadelphia.
Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.
Local Faith Community
Our congregation is made up of people with all kinds of struggles and that's okay. Our imperfections allow us to see the world with eyes of compassion. We know what it is like to hurt. As a community of faith we seek to foster our relationships with the world, our community and with our Creator. We celebrate the image of Christ in every person we encounter, regardless of how "messy" they are. Responding to God's love, we gather to be a healing, authentic, creative and playful community. Through worship, education, fellowship, and compassionate action we extend Christ's extravagant welcome to a messy world.
More Light Presbyterians
We are thrilled to be a More Light Church! People who are LGBTQ+ are not only welcome, but needed and wanted as a part of our faith community.
We affirm the following mission: Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in society.