We at First Presbyterian Church believe that God loves us and has reconciled us to himself. And this reality enables us to love and to be reconciled to one another. As a community of faith, we are called by God to exhibit Christ-like love and reconciliation in the mutual sharing of our lives and experiences. And so, we believe that our fellowship with God means that true fellowship with one another is not only possible but also essential.
Fellowship is the hallmark of being a community of faith. When people of faith come together in fellowship, we celebrate with one another, we mourn with one another, we gain strength from one another, we join together in seeking God’s will for the community, we keep one another accountable to God’s revelation through Scripture, and we work together to show Christ’s love to the world. In fellowship, we live out the reality of God’s power to create and sustain a community of faith—a community of redemption in the midst of a sinful and broken world.
We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete. This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another. (1 John 1:3-7a)
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