Celtic Cross

Mary Magdalene Church


Values

  • Inclusiveness
    The Creation Story found in the Hebrew Scriptures reminds us that we are all created in the image and likeness of our God, male and female, gay and straight, people of every color, nationality and hue, able bodied and those who struggle with disabilities of every type, rich and poor.  Nothing can ever separate us from the love of God.   In our great diversity we discover the beauty and creativity of our God, and we discover that we are all God’s precious children.  At Mary Magdalene Church we believe that we have a responsibility to carry that message in our hearts and live it out in our practices.

  • Discipleship of Equals
    Each of us has been given unique gifts and talents, which we are expected to share with one another freely and generously.  No one set of gifts or talents is more highly regarded than any other.  Within Mary Magdalene Church we are all called equally by God to serve one another. Ordination is a call to designated service within the people of God.  This call is not holier than the ways God has called others to serve within our community.

  • Hospitality of the Eucharist
    Eucharist means thanksgiving and the sacrament we celebrate as we gather around the altar is just one way we are all reminded of God’s love for each one of us.  Jesus said “No one who comes to me will I ever reject.”  The Altar is Jesus’ Table. It is not the property of any one denomination.  That would be counter to Jesus message of love.  ALL ARE WELCOME.

  • Faith Sharing
    While Christian in our orientation and Catholic in our sacramental expression of faith, Mary Magdalene Church recognizes the authenticity of other faith traditions.  We believe that every religion contains a kernel of the truth of the Divine.  If we brought these nuggets of truth together we would have a more complete picture of the God which we call by many different names, and even then our picture would be incomplete.

  • Social Responsibility
    As people of faith and children of God, we are called to service within our world.  Jesus reminds us “Whatever you do for the least of my brothers and sisters, you do for me.”  In serving others we encounter the Risen Christ.

  • Tithing
    One part of sharing what we have been given, involves giving of our finances. Tithing as defined through scripture is the giving of 10% of our income to those in need. At Mary Magdalene Church, we follow this practice. Our tithe to other ministries or non-profits comes right off the top of the collection we receive each and every week.


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