who we are, what we believe
Woodside Church means it when we say we are an "open, welcoming and affirming" Christ community. We know all of us don't think the same way, aren't in the same place on our spiritual journeys, approach God in a variety of ways. Our statement of belief reflects our shared perspective and leaves space for faith expression.
Woodside is a progressive Christian community,
nurturing faith, honesty and diversity,
where members and friends live Jesus' way of social justice.
Our Statement of belief
God loves all people.
God is with us in life, in death, in life beyond death.
We are not alone.
In the teachings of Jesus and in exemplifying His life.
The Church is the faith of its people
It is the responsibility of our church to promote within each individual
the Spirit of God and the teachings of Jesus.
The Church has a responsibility to the community and
our faith is a pattern for action.
Worship is expressed in many forms,
in prayer, music, and meditation
Spiritual development is a never ending process.
In the dignity and uniqueness of each individual.
All individuals have the right to their own interpretation of religious faith;
By coming together in Christian fellowship, we renew our spiritual energy;
Our faith is demonstrated by a dynamic response to changing times.
We are an Open, Welcoming, and Affirming congregation
accepting into the full life and ministry of our church all persons,
including those of every race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, and economic status.
At Woodside our diversity strengthens our faith.
Our actions are a reflection of our Christian faith.