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Welcome to Salem First Christian Church!

We affirm:
· Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God
· Unity of all Christians in Christ
· Freedom of belief
· The ministry of all believers
· Open Communion
 
As members of the Christian Church we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
 
In Christ’s name and by His grace we accept our mission of witness and service to all people.
 
We rejoice in God, maker of heaven and earth, and in the covenant of love which binds us to God and one another.
 
Through baptism into Christ we enter into newness of life and are made one with the whole people of God.
 
In communion of the Holy Spirit we are joined together in discipleship and in obedience to Christ.
 
At the table of the Lord we celebrate with thanksgiving the saving acts and presence of Christ.
 
Within the universal church we receive the gift of ministry and the light of scripture.
 
In the bonds of Christian faith we yield ourselves to God that we may serve the One whose kingdom has no end.
 
Blessing, glory and honor be to God forever.Amen.

(Preamble to the design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
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First Christian Church is an inspired, active congregation that seeks to praise God, grow in theSpirit, and serve people in Jesus’ name. We are one of some 3,800 congregations in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - a heritage that values individual conscience, local decision making and Christian Compassion. The denominational website is:

www.disciples.org

There is also the Oregon denominational website:

http://www.christianchurchinoregon.org


 

Our Seven Core Values

A Worshiping Church
We gather together in a variety of ways to praise and deepen our relationship with God.
 
A Teaching Church
We use the Bible as our guide to nurture individual spiritual growth in people of all ages.
 
A Praying Church
We believe that prayer is central to our connection with God.

A Welcoming Church
We invite all people to a loving Christian community of faith.

A Caring Church
We seek to be a Christian community dedicated to the growth of loving and accepting relationships with others.
  
A Serving Church
We experience God's love in action. We understand ourselves as the hands and feet of Jesus in meeting the needs of others within and beyond our church.
 
A Giving and Sharing Church
We return a portion of our time, abilities, and financial resources to share God's love in the world.
  
Vision: We seek to love God and our neighbors

Mission: To reach, teach and unleash people to know, love, and serve God and others

Slogan: Reaching Up and Reaching Out