St. John's United Church of Christ in Emmaus, PA. is a welcoming church that strives to fulfill the great commission of Jesus Christ.
"And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everyhting that I have commnaded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20
What We Believe:
Authority of The Scriptures- The Bible is the ulimate rule of faith and practice.
Christian Unity- All Christians are brothers and sister in Christ, and must help each other.
The Trinity- Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit are one God.
God- Acting in love, God is ever active in the world.
Jesus Christ- In Christ, the only head of the church, God has come, conquering sin and reconciling the world to Divine Love.
The Holy Spirit- God sent the Holy Spirit as the Eternal ONe's continuing presence and activity in the world.
The Church- The church consists of a group of people united in Christ through worship, work and witness.
Salvation- Forgiveness, grace and eternal life are promised to all who have faith.
Bearing Witness- We must each be disciples, in word and deed - the strenght of our faith.
Redefining Faith- Each generation is responsible for rethinking its beliefs, as God's word unfolds and conditions change.
Serving Others- The mission of the church is to work for justice for all and to establish God's rule in the world.