We're thrilled that you've stopped by.
Below is a brief profile of who we are and how we think. Click on any of the links on the left for more specific information.
Relaxed, but real
If you've only been to churches with a more formal, liturgical style, you will probably find our service/mass a lot different: guitar and keyboard-based music, much more informal and relaxed - but hopefully real. By that I mean authentic and unadorned as we try to put the emphasis on relationship (with God, each other and the wider community) instead of religious tradition itself - while still holding onto the historic rootedness of two millenia of Christian teaching and practice.
Our billboard (created October 2008) on the Post Road by the Shoreline Diner
It's about where you're going, not where you came from.Whether you're honestly trying to figure out if God is for real, or if you're an already-committed Christian looking for a church community, or maybe you're looking to give Christianity another try after some disappointing early experiences, we hope that this could be a place where you feel safe (intellectually and socially) to come join us in this sometimes confusing journey.
Want to go gambling with us?We've learned (often the hard way) that the rich, deeply satisfying life we're all created for just isn't possible - or at least sustainable - apart from a meaningful connection to God.
Blaise Pascal, the 17th century French mathematician and philosopher, concluded that faith sometimes resembles a wager, a bet. He told his friends, "If I believe in God and life after death and you do not, and if there is no God, we both lose when we die. However, if there is a God, you still lose and I gain everything."
We're betting with Blaise and we invite you to hang around with us to do the same.
John Reichart, Pastor