Membership

Ellington Congregational Church welcomes people into membership in the Spring and Fall.  We ask that those interested in membership attend a two-session "Exploring Church Membership" to learn about the history of our denomination and the history of Ellington Congregational Church.  Joining Ellington Congregational Church means that we agree to walk together, discerning how God is leading us to live our faith into the world. 

New members will be received into our fellowship during worship services in November and June.

By joining in a covenant together, we are different than many churches who ask that their members join by agreeing to a creed or set of doctrines. Therefore, membership at Ellington Congregational Church means we believe Christ commanded us first to love one another, and not necessarily always agree with one other.  This means we honor diversity of thought and opinion, and truly welcome everyone into our midst.  Join us and see!

 

Statement of Faith

We believe in you, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior
Jesus Christ and our God, and to your deeds we testify:
 
You call the worlds into being.
create persons in your own image,
and set before each one the ways of life and death.
 
You seek in holy love to save all people from aimlessness
and sin.
 
You judge people and nations by your righteous will
declared through prophets and apostles.
 
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and 
risen Savior,
you have come to us
and shared our common lot,
conquering sin and eath
and reconciling the world to yourself.
 
You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit,
creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ,
binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues
and races.
 
You call us into your church
to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,
to be your servants in the service of others,
to proclaim the gospel to all the world
and resist the powers of evil,
to share in Christ's baptism and eat at his table,
to join him in his passion and victory.
 
You promise to all who trust you
forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,
courage in the struggle for justice and peace,
your presence in trial and rejoicing,
and eternal life in your realm which has no end.
 
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto you. Amen.
 
 

 

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