You are invited to participate in the life and worship of The Congregational Church of Salisbury, United Church of Christ.
We, the Salisbury Congregational Church, seek to love God with all our hearts, souls and minds and love our neighbors as ourselves. This Church declares itself to be Open and Affirming to all for participation, membership, leadership and employment regardless of race, ancestry, class, gender identity, physical/mental ability or sexual orientation. We further declare ourselves to be Affirming of each individual as a child of God, celebrating the total identity of each person. As a declared Open and Affirming Congregation, we commit ourselves to work toward ending ignorance, fear, hatred, prejudice and discrimination against any person. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!
Like many churches established during the colonial period, our Meeting House was located in the geographic center of the Town of Salisbury for ease of travel by horse and buggy. Now we welcome as members and friends people who live in neighboring towns in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. Some of our most active members reside part-time in New York City.
Whether we participate as singles, couples, “nuclear” families, single parent families, or “blended” families, we are united as a church family by our common desire to share one another’s joys and sorrows. “The tie that binds” us together is not a creed of fixed belief but a covenant which reads in part: “We covenant with God and with one another to walk together in God’s holy ways. We unite for the worship of God and for continued striving to do God’s will.”
We are a trinitarian church which celebrates the Lord Jesus Christ as the fullest expression of God’s being and will. While we cherish our roots in the Puritan tradition, we affirm that “God seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.” Our emphasis is on the Grace and Love of God made manifest in Jesus which is communicated to us through the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit. We believe that, as Christ’s body on earth, the goal of the church is to promote: 1. personal regeneration, and 2 . social transformation
The Bible stands at the center of focus in our Meeting House (Sanctuary,) as it should stand in the center of our lives as Christians. We affirm the importance of Bible study for all ages which enables us to interpret God’s Word and its meaning for our lives. We affirm that the Christian journey is one of life-long growth in learning through the continuing revelation of the Holy Spirit.
If you are visiting in town or looking for a church home, we extend to you the right hand of Christian fellowship and bid you welcome.