Mission & Purpose

Our Purpose Statement

(Adopted November 17, 2019)

As a spiritual community following Jesus Christ, Phoenix Community Church, United Church of Christ, is called by the Holy Spirit:

To create meaningful, inclusive Community.

To be God’s voice and hands in Service to our neighbors and Creation.

To be a Witness of God’s love in and for the world.

To deepen our relationship with the Divine through Worship.

Our Mission Statement

(Adopted October 1, 1989; Amended June 16, 2013)

Phoenix is a church community that encourages spiritual growth. Questions are taken seriously, and the people of Phoenix share the struggles and joys of being alive.

All are welcomed at Phoenix, regardless of age, abilities, sex, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. We wish to rejoice in our differences while we affirm our similarities.

At Phoenix, we encourage and celebrate the whole person – mind, body, spirit and imagination. We use new forms of worship that speak to a church community with a variety of beliefs. We attempt to avoid language that is hurtful or exclusive.

The people of Phoenix share good times together and try to support one another during hard times. We do not want to become self-satisfied and complacent, but seek instead to be a life-giving church community that reaches out and welcomes in.

We believe that the spiritual life cannot be divorced from an active concern for the world. Individually and collectively, we seek to challenge oppression and injustice, and work for peace and the preservation of the environment.

To fulfill our mission, we need the presence of the spirit and the support of one another. We seek to forgive ourselves and each other when we fail, and to accept the responsibility to begin anew.