Our Purpose

Our purpose,
First Congregational Church, UCC,
Ellsworth, Maine:

To embrace the life,
ministry and teachings of Jesus Christ
In meaningful and dynamic ways through
creative worship,
supportive fellowship,
compassionate outreach, and
stimulating Christian education for all ages;

To be a faithful community which, led by the Holy Spirit,
expresses hospitality,
nurtures spiritual growth, and
promotes a deep sense of belonging among its members;

To strive to build on commonalities while seeking to
understand, accept, and
celebrate our differences;

To stand as a beacon of hope in a hurting and troubled world by
sharing the Good News of the Gospel, and
practicing God’s love as embodied by Jesus Christ.

We welcome all to walk with us on
the journey of faith.

As adopted by the Congregation at its Annual Meeting, January 22, 2012