Who We Are
Our Core Beliefs
The Congregational Church of Westborough, founded in 1724, and a member of the United Church of Christ, honors the Apostles’ and Nicene Creed, along with Christians from all denominations around the world.
We also read this Affirmation of Faith together on Communion Sundays:
We are not alone, we live in God’s world.
We believe in God; who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the church; to celebrate God’s presence, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus crucified and risen, our Judge and our Hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
To emphasize our beliefs and welcoming, our church passed, in May of 2013, the following Statement of Inclusion:
We, the people of the Congregational Church of Westborough, United Church of Christ, believe that all people are created equal, in God’s image. “We are all God’s children.” In our journey of faith, we strive for justice and equality for all.
We invite and welcome into our community and into the full life and Christian ministry of this church, persons of every race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, family structure, faith background, economic circumstance, mental and physical ability. We say, and mean, “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”
We declare ourselves an Open and Affirming Christian community, actively expressing our belief in diversity and inclusion. We seek to be a faith community centered in Christ, ready to proclaim the Gospel and seek to grow through the transformative power of the Holy Spirit. We offer to each person acceptance and the responsibilities and blessings of participation in this congregation.