What do we believe? What is the heart of our faith? How does this impact how we view the church?
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God sent to redeem the world and we love him and trust him as the One who saves us from our sin. In repentance and joy, we embrace him as the Lord of our Life!
This is our continued confession and the root of our fellowship in the blood of Christ. If this is unfamiliar to you, we urge you to contact us or join us for worship so that you might know Christ and receive the gift of life from the giver of eternal life!
We believe the teachings contained in the Old and the New Testament, and in the articles of the Christian faith, and taught in this Christian church, to be the true and complete doctrine of salvation.
As a Christian church we publicly affirm & proclaim the truths contained in the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed (Learn more about these creeds).
As a Christian church in the Reformed tradition, we join with the churches of the 16th century Protestant Reformation who were called upon, in God's providence, to reform the Christian church by returning to its sources in Scripture. This involved the removal of many traditions and ceremonies that were added to the rituals of the church and this reformation involved the reinvigoration of confidence in the preached Word of God.
We are united in diligently seeking to reform the church even today and we recognize three key marks of a Christian church. These are (1) the pure preaching of the gospel (Romans 10:14-17), (2) the faithful administration of the sacraments which Christ commanded, namely baptism and the Lord's Supper (Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 22:19), and (3) the proper exercise of church discipline (Matthew 16:19).
Furthermore, we believe that the Reformed confessions faithfully summarize the teachings of Scripture. We have catechisms, confessions, and doctrinal standards that were written by our forefathers in the faith. We believe that the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort are faithful summaries of the Word of God which guard us from heresy (misunderstanding or distorting Scriptural teachings, c.f. 2 Peter 2:1) and speculation (Jude 1:4) (learn more about our confessions).
Finally, we believe that joint fellowship with other churches is necessary. We recognize the Biblical importance of joint fellowship with other churches and that is why we are a member church of the United Reformed Churches of North America (URCNA). We share a common confession of faith and common understanding of biblical doctrine with these churches. We hold each other accountable through regular regional gatherings of member churches (Classis Ontario East) and biannual meetings of all the churches in the URCNA (Synod). These broader assemblies offer opportunities for dialogue, refinement, and shared oversight. (Acts 15:6ff)
What We're Known For
- Simplicity in worship
- Devotion to doctrinal instruction
- Commitment to charitable giving
- Preaching that fills heart and mind
- Confidence in the Word of God