The gospel of Jesus Christ is expressed best in community life where people become vulnerable to Godís grace and each other.
    True community includes compassion for and solidarity with the poor, marginalized, and oppressed.
    True community upholds the worth of persons while providing a healthy alternative to self-centeredness, isolation, and conformity.
    Sacred community provides nurture and growth opportunities for all people, especially those who cannot fully care for themselves.
    We value our connections and share a strong sense of trust in and belonging with one anotheróeven if we never have met.
    Some disciples are called and ordained to particular priesthood responsibilities and ministries for the sake of the community, the congregation, and the world.
    We are called to create communities of Christís peace in our families and congregations and across villages, tribes, nations, and throughout creation.
Blessings of Community