Statement of Faith

As a young child, while kneeling beside my bed in prayer, I had an up close and personal experience of Jesus Christ.  I didn’t have a vision or hear an audible voice, but it felt like miracle none the less.  I sensed a profound warmth within and a tender embrace that soothed me into a peace beyond understanding.

Throughout the ups and downs of all of life, growing in faith, understanding and knowledge of the scriptures has served to affirm what God instilled in me as a child.  God desires intimate relationship with all of us as exemplified through the life of Jesus Christ.  Little did I know then that was only the first moment of deeper connection with the Presence of God that would change my life.  The Apostles Creed expresses my faith in a most complete way.  It is the foundation of belief that undergirds my life and my work.

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through Him all things were made.

For us people and for our salvation
He came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
He suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and His kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

To live moment by moment in the Presence of God is possible anywhere, anytime.