West Glenville Reformed Church Mission Statement
Adopted By Consistory - 2013
West Glenville Reformed Church is a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, the oldest active Protestant denomination in the United States with a continuous ministry.
The Mission of West Glenville Reformed Church for over 200 years has been to witness to the
Gospel of Jesus Christ in both words and deeds. As the people now entrusted to this mission,
we strive to continue with that same original spirit of vitality, devotion, and enthusiasm
as we engage and address the many challenges facing our world today.
"You shall love The Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment and the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
Matthew 22: 37-40
Our Vision is one of a non-judgmental congregational environment where all may
experience the empowering, grace-filled love of God. We believe that the liberation found
in the Good News of Jesus Christ is for all seekers looking for the peace, guidance,
and hope that comes from knowing God intimately. Because of this belief, all people
are welcome into the community of faith here at West Glenville Reformed Church.
We seek to nurture this fellowship of disciples by providing Meaningful Worship
that blends traditional values with contemporary themes. We also seek to provide
our fellowship with the necessary provisions for the faith journey by celebrating the
Holy Sacraments, engaging in Unified Prayer, and providing the Encouragement
of each other's growth into becoming the "Heart and Hands of Christ."
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundations of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in The Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.”
Our ministry then can be described as an expression of welcome, acceptance,
compassion, tolerance, dedication, hospitality, and forgiveness. Our ministry focuses
on Christian education, meaningful worship music, youth ministry, care for our elders,
reconciliation of differences, and a pursuit of bringing the Gospel to bear on issues of justice.
These hallmarks of our ministry we pray will become evident as we follow in the footsteps of
Jesus Christ and become the "Heart and Hands of Christ" to all people.
“Think of us in this way, as servants of Jesus Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God”
I Corinthians 4:1