What we believe at UCC

We believe in one true God, the creator of all things, existing eternally in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  God is full of love, mercy and justice, and is totally committed to the well-being of all people on earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine, who was born of the virgin Mary, lived a life without sin, died on the cross in order to redeem all people, rose again on the third day, ascended to heaven as Saviour and Lord, and will come again.

We believe in the indwelling presence and transforming power of the Holy Spirit, who gives to all believers a new life and a new calling to live in daily relationship with the living Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God.

We believe in the grace of God offered to all people, resulting in justification by faith to all who repent and put their trust in Jesus Christ.

We believe that the world-wide Church is one family under God whose purpose is to glorify God and to unite all people in Jesus Christ.  The Church is present when the word of God is proclaimed, the sacraments rightly administered, and the people are known for their love for God and one another.  The Church represents Christ on earth.

Core Values of UCC

The Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the head of UCC and we willingly submit to his leadership and direction.

Godly Leadership.
Leadership is by example. Consequently, leaders at UCC will be followers of Jesus Christ.

God’s Grace.
God’s grace is a generous gift, freely available to all. We encourage people to come to God from hearts of love and gratitude, rather than guilt and condemnation.

Cultural Relevance.
Jesus as the saviour of the world is a universal truth for everybody.  We strive to make this message relevant in every age using language and methods that appeal to our generation.

Ethnic Diversity.
There is richness in diversity, and we actively encourage and welcome people from different ethnic backgrounds.

Biblically Centered Teaching.
The gap between people and God is bridged by exposing people to the alive Jesus Christ through biblically centered teaching.

We strive to practice what we preach.  Authenticity comes from the desire to be more Christ like, and to practice obedience, love and humility.