Membership Commitment

CMC Membership Commitment 

The Spirit calls us from where we are
       to walk with Jesus
       toward a more just, peaceful, and merciful embodiment
       of God’s love in this world.

Ours is a story
       of those who journeyed by faith,
       whose questions opened fresh possibilities.

Ours is a story
       grounded in scripture, centered on Jesus,
       re-envisioned by Anabaptists, ever-expanding in our time.

Ours is a story
       of death and resurrection and all things made new.

To live more fully into this story,
as individuals and as a congregation, we commit to:

        Gather for worship and around the table
        where everyone is welcome;

        Learn from one another,
        allowing the wisdom of all ages to teach us;

        Honor all seasons of life,
        caring for one another through joys and hardships;

        Share our time and resources,
        discerning our call to both work and rest;

       Love our neighbors and enemies,
       pursuing wholistic peace with justice;

       Care for the gift of creation
       out of gratitude and responsibility;

        Seek transformation through prayerful listening,
        growing toward the fullness of our humanity.

Because we often fall short of this high calling,
we will extend compassion and forgiveness as we journey together.

By God’s grace, may we be a sanctuary,
where we welcome, protect, and challenge one another.

-April 2019