UPC's Mission & Vision Statements-Who we are & Where We Will Be!!
The Mission Statement-Approved by the UPC Session on June 21, 2017
As Christians, reconciled to God through Jesus Christ, we come together empowered by the Holy Spirit to:
>embrace and witness to the good news of God’s love to peoples of all backgrounds, cultures and faith experiences.
>nourish Christian fellowship through studying, worshiping, serving, trusting and loving God.
Commissioned by God, our purpose is to be active participants in discipleship providing ministries which:
>strengthen faith and encourage spiritual development—a living relationship with God
>guide and connect individuals to the relevance of God and biblical principles in all facets of life
>provide an inspired environment to foster the development of leadership skills, life skills and creative expression in order to
discover how the spirit of Christ may be expressed
>advocate for peace, justice and compassion for those separated from God and each other in order to fulfill God’s call:
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself”.
>develop relationships through putting the needs of others before our own and inviting others to walk beside us in sharing
the Christian faith journey
>demonstrate good stewardship of the resources (time, talent, facilities) blessed to us by a generous God
The Vision Statement-Approved by the UPC Session on June 21,2017
To be a thriving, passionate, energetic Christ centered family of Christians, filled with the living spirit of God represented by
a variety of backgrounds, cultures and faith experiences which is engaged in youth and adult ministries that cultivate:
>youth and adult church leaders
>new participants to our church family
>uplifting, engaging, spirit-filled worship
>Christian fellowship and discipleship
>an active voice and relevant presence in our communities
>relationships that model the unconditional love of God and bring honor and glory to God