What We Believe

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”   (John 13: 34-35) ESV

Avon Congregational Church is part of the 
United Church of Christ ("UCC"), a denomination with a rich history. Formed in 1957 from the merger of four earlier denominations, it is a “united and uniting church.” Committed to social justice and to sound theology, each local congregation is autonomous.  Although connected to a larger body, we are free of restrictive and limiting ties, thus able to govern ourselves as we see fit. At the same time, we are keenly aware of the how we are bound together with all churches and with the world. Therefore everything we do is done with consideration of the welfare of the entire global community, and with a strong sense of our responsibility to care for all of God’s creation. 

Our Mission and Vision 

Mission: The mission of the Avon Congregational Church is to enable people to know God’s unconditional love and to be a community of faith helping one another to live as Jesus Christ lived and taught.

Vision: We strive to be an open, caring, and growing community.  As we explore new and proven spiritual pathways, we encourage one another to discover our unique significance in God’s world.  We worship, work and celebrate together joyfully.  Using our gifts to reach out to others, we endeavor to create a world of compassion, peace and justice.

"God is Still Speaking" Never place a period where God has placed a comma. ....... Gracie Allen

UCC Statement of Faith

We believe in you, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior Jesus Christ and our God, and to your deeds we testify:

You call the worlds into being, create persons in your own image, and set before each one the ways of life and death.

You seek in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.

You judge people and nations by your righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.

In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Savior, you have come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to yourself.

You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.

You call us into your church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be your servants in the service of others, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ's baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.

You promise to all who trust you forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, your presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in your realm which has no end.

Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto you. Amen