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Our Faith

First Congregational Church of Paxton has stood as a beacon of faith in Paxton for over two centuries. We are a place of prayer, peace and joy to all who join us. Our community is richly diverse, with people of different ages and backgrounds coming together to worship and serve together. We welcome all individuals seeking God’s love and our doors are open to every soul seeking to welcome Jesus into their heart.

We are the United Church of Christ, which is a progressive, affirming, welcoming denomination. Everyone is welcome and no one left behind. 

The Holy Trinity

We believe that God is a loving God who made the human being in God’s image. All people are therefore of value and loved by God.

In Christ, the head of the church, God conquers sin and reconciles the world to Divine Love. We believe in God, but we follow Jesus.

The Holy Spirit is God’s continuing presence and activity in the world.

The Bible

We take the scriptures seriously but not literally.

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. It is through baptism that persons are joined in faith with Jesus and accepted into the fellowship of the church. The breaking of bread and pouring of wine are done in remembrance of Christ’s death and his resurrection.

The Church

Our Church is a community of people united in Christ through worship, work, and witness.

The mission of the Church is to work for justice and to establish God’s Kingdom in the world.

Want to learn more?

Click below to read more about our Church, the United Church of Christ.

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