About Us


 

We are the New Church - the Chiesa Nuova United Church of Christ, who gather and are gathered as an intentional Christian community seeking to following in the Way of Jesus

We take our name from the baptismal site of St. Francis of Assisi where a church is built over that site called the Chiesa Nuova, meaning, “New Church.” We take this as our name because we want to be like Francis who faithfully followed in the way of Jesus. We also take that name because we believe that God is always, “doing a ‘new’ thing” that we are called to be aware of and be part of.

We take our name from the baptismal site of St. Francis of Assisi where a church is built over that site called the Chiesa Nuova, meaning, “New Church.” We take this as our name because we want to be like Francis who faithfully followed in the way of Jesus. We also take that name because we believe that God is always, “doing a ‘new’ thing” that we are called to be aware of and be part of.


O&A Statement

We are a community of faith witnessing to God’s love and grace for persons of every race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance and theological perspective. As agents of reconciliation and wholeness, we pledge to stand against all forms of discrimination and to embrace all who are disenfranchised from church and community. Together in our diversity and empowered and guided by the Holy Spirit, we are committed to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8)


Import Links

 

 

Guiding Scripture

We have chosen Matthew 6:33 as our guiding scripture because we believe that we are seek God’s realm first and then to live that out in our daily lives. We know that repeating that scripture is much easier than living it. We gather on Sunday mornings to be inspired by the presence of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and each other, so that we can go out into the world to be the presence of the love of God in the world, just as Jesus sought to be.


Grow Closer to God

It is our hope that through our service and ministries you are given the tools to embrace a stronger and lasting relationship with God, whom we understand to be  Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit.

Serve Others

As a community passionate about following in the way of Jesus, we exist to serve others, particularly those most marginalized by society. We hope that when you join our community, you will…within you. We exist not only for our own self-growth, but for the care and interests of others.

Build Relationships With Others

We consider building relationships with others to be foundational to Christian life. We seek to build a community where anyone will feel welcome, safe, and supported. Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.


NEVER PLACE A PERIOD WHERE GOD HAS PLACED A COMMA,


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