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Each member admitted into the Communion and fellowship of this Church shall give assent to the following covenant, or to the form of Covenant for Liturgical use: We declare our belief in the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of all men. We promise to do the will of God as we know it or shall hereafter learn it. We recognize in Christ the way, the truth, and the life. We confess our purpose to learn of Him, to become like Him and to advance His power in the hearts and lives of men. We recognize the Churches as fellowships of those who love Christ’s way and are joined together for mutual encouragement and increased power in working at the common task of reaching the people of the world with the Gospel. We covenant with this Church as our Church; desiring to love its members; being eager to sustain its worship and work; seeking its peace, purity, and increase; and promising to do what we can share its part in transforming the world with the message of redemption and forgiveness from sin.
Congregationalism came to America on the Mayflower to reestablish a church on the New Testament pattern – a fellowship of persons who freely choose to be a follower of Jesus Christ. The earliest Christian believed that wherever two or three were gathered together in the Name and Spirit of Jesus Christ, that Christ would be there with them. The Mayflower Pilgrims also gathered together freely, committing themselves to worship and serve together as the Spirit of God moved them. In matters of faith, they accepted full responsibility for their personal relationship with God in Christ and allowed no outside authority to dictate how they should believe. worship or serve God. Congregationalists expect each member to have a personal relationship with God as the motivating force in his or her life. The purpose of the Church is to help us grow in our relationship with God and our expression of God’s love in our lives.