Our goals

We at the Park Avenue Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in accordance with our mission statement, continue to endeavor to improve the way we approach our ongoing program of Christian service:

As a Church

  • To welcome and be open to all who seek God’s love and to make real in our community the love of Christ for all people.
  • To foster environments for meaningful worship experiences including the preaching and reading of God’s word as it applies to everyday life.
  • To provide inspirational music in the worship service, as well as other musical experiences for both children and adults.
  • To offer diverse educational programs that deepen our understanding of our Christian heritage, nurture spiritual growth, and encourage dialogue among all ages.
  • To support a variety of outreach ministries at the local, national, and international level, and promote the Church’s role in peace and justice.
  • To provide fellowship opportunities for all ages through group social events and community sponsored programs.

As Members

  • To include and nurture understanding of, all individuals of whatever gender, age, race, color, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, physical appearance, economic or marital status.
  • To share our joys and the fruits of our labor, for these are the gifts of God, and to support one another whenever illness, sorrow, or personal difficulty weakens us.
  • To forgive one another willingly as God expects us to and as God forgives us.
  • To live out the essence of The Great Commandment (love God with all your being and your neighbor as yourself); The Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have them do unto you); and The Great Commission (go and make disciples).