We are UNITED around the Bible, the written revelation of God’s Word, that reveals all that we need to know for salvation and life. We confess and believe that it bears witness to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only Savior and hope for sinners.
We are REFORMED in our faith and practice. This means we are a confessional church, founded on the Scriptures alone. We believe the teaching of the Bible is faithfully summarized in the Reformed Confessions: The Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort. These confessions, together called “The Three Forms of Unity,” unite us to believers of the past as well as today, and are a source of comfort, guidance, and strength. They also serve as a guide and a tool for the instruction of both adults and youth. Our minister and all our officers are sworn to uphold these confessions, and all our members agree to them as a faithful summary of Scripture. We believe that we come into a saving relationship with God only because of the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, and therefore He deserves our praise in every area of life.
We are a CHURCH belonging to the one holy universal and apostolic Church instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ for the ministry of the Word (preaching of the law and the gospel), the ministry of the sacraments (baptism and the Lord’s Supper), and the shepherding of God’s people by the pastors and elders.
In the link below, you will find the Christian creeds (Apostles’, Nicene, Athanasian) and Three Forms of Unity (Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, Canons of Dort) that contain the doctrinal standards, or publicly confessed faith, of the United Reformed Churches in North America. This faith is not particular to us, but is the faith of our broader Reformed tradition dating back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and which aligns with the ancient Christian church.