who we are
Traditional Style | Progressive Thinking | Active Service
A traditional worship style means that we follow a regular order of worship that provides for and encourages the participation of everyone. The service is centered on the proclamation of scripture with congregational singing and choral music supported by a piano and occasionally wind and string instruments.
Volunteers plan and guide our outreach and our life together in committees that are open to all. Once plans are developed, every member is encouraged to participate in the programs and events that use their specific gifts and bring them joy.
We are considered progressive. We think every human being is created in the divine image. No human label changes that loving fact. We think the sciences are avenues for us to grow in appreciation of God’s majesty. We continue to work for social justice and the liberation of all people from oppression. We think Christ’s command to love our neighbors means caring not only for their welfare but for the welfare of the planet we all share.
Service is in our DNA, which resulted in our becoming a Certified Hunger Action Congregation. We provide food on a regular basis to Interfaith Outreach Ministries. We gather each month to fix a lunch for our homeless neighbors in Wichita Falls and take it to them where they live. And we provide hungry school children with food for the weekend by sacking over 300 “power packs” each month for them to take home. We are always looking for more ways to be of service to our neighbors who are less fortunate.
Our mission is to glorify God through Reformed worship, diverse membership, mission outreach, and dedication to God’s creation.
Mindful of Paul’s Request
to "accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God" we will welcome everyone.
Mindful of Christ's Admonition
that “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me,” we will endeavor to serve, help, and support those in need.
Mindful of God's Gift to Humankind
allowing us to “rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground,” we will strive to protect and preserve our natural world.
Our Core Values
We have identified the following statements as our unique values. They are not listed in any particular order.
We are members of the PC(USA) and follow Reformed theology.
We follow established liturgical order in our church services, but allow for occasional use of other forms of worship.
We invite anyone into membership who professes faith in Jesus Christ.
We open leadership positions in the church to all members.
We value music as part of our church life.
We cherish fellowship with other members and visitors as part of our church life.
We care about the marginalized, the ones not living according to traditional societal norms, the victims of prejudice.
We engage in local mission activities, especially food ministry.
We participate in national and global mission activities through the PC(USA).
We commit to Christian education for people of all ages.
We endeavor to help protect the environment.