Mt. Vernon United Church of Christ
Core Values Statement
Jesus said: “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your
heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the
greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You
shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” (Matthew 23. 36-39)
Guided by Jesus’ words we will work together…
To Wonder about God’s amazing world by asking questions,
celebrating differences, exploring viewpoints, examining scripture
and embracing a diversity of opinions and perspectives.
To Welcome, listen to, and join with an ever expanding circle of
neighbors to shower love and blessing throughout our
community, to care for creation, and to provide for our children
and our future, with Christ’s abundant hospitality always on our
minds and in our hearts.
To Worship (on Sunday and in all we do) in ways that help
our hearts to sing, fill our spirits with joy and gratitude and
nourish our bodies, minds and souls so that all are fed and no one
ever leaves the table hungry.