OLD DUTCH CHURCH STATEMENT OF IDENTITY & MISSION
We are a community of Christ in the heart of Kingston. We have received and believe the good news of God’s reconciling, welcoming, and transforming love in Jesus Christ. As a Reformed congregation, we strive to embrace all of God’s people regardless of age, race, color, history, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical abilities, or social-economic status.
Through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, we seek to be both sign and instrument of God’s reign by welcoming every person to worship, love and serve God, and to love and serve our neighbors as ourselves.
We embrace the following missions:
To offer God’s word, prayer, and the sacraments
To offer community, education, and music
To offer sanctuary, care, and advocacy
To offer hospitality to and partnership with community groups
To steward and offer the gifts we have been given, including our Reformed traditions, our heritage, and our space.
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We gather as a community in need of a Savior. We offer our honest confession, in faith and trust in our covenant God, knowing that God hears our voice. —based on Psalm 116:1-2, NRSV