New Member Commitment
Are you willing to perceive in Jesus the divine qualities of love, peace, joy, and justice and to live those qualities in this community and in the world?
Are you willing to remain open-minded, understanding faith as a quest, not a clutched certainty?
Are you willing to deepen your journey in faith believing that God is a spirit of love that can be felt and known by each one of us?
Are you willing to roll up your sleeves and feed the hungry, care for the sick and anguished, house the homeless and advocate for a more just society?
Are you willing to continue evolving, experimenting with new ways of being faithful and new understandings?
Are you willing to celebrate the differences among us and bring your own uniqueness with joy to this community?
Are you ready to join the Congregational church of San Mateo, contributing your best hopes, your time, gifts and resources and by so doing adding your bright light to this community of faith?
If so, please answer Yes.
Affirmation of Membership
Congregation Response: We welcome you into the fellowship of The Congregational Church of San Mateo in the name of God the creator, companion, inspirer. We grant you all the rights and responsibilities of membership in this beloved community and commit to journeying with you in faith and in justice.
Thank you for what each of you brings: experiences, insights, enthusiasm, questions, faith, doubts, gifts for ministry.
Together with those who have held this community in sacred trust throughout the years, we are the people of God in this place.
Together we represent the Spirit of God to the world.