Welcome to Cornerstone United Reformed Church! We are thankful that you have visited with us today, and want to take this opportunity to share with you who we are. Our hope is that you might become better acquainted with our beliefs and practices, and might prayerfully consider becoming a part of our Christ-centered fellowship. Extra announcement sheets are on the tables in the narthex.
Cornerstone – “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.” (I Peter 2:6 ESV) “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22 ESV)
United – We belong, by virtue of our common confession, to a group of churches known as the United Reformed Churches in North America (URCNA). Together we voluntarily confess the Three Forms of Unity: the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort. We are united, not on the basis of our common ethnicity, experiences, race, age, hobbies, or finances, but upon the common bond of faith in Jesus Christ.
Reformed – With thankfulness to God we stand in the tradition of the historic sixteenth century Protestant Reformation, which in the providence of God restored the following Biblical convictions: Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Solus Christus (in Christ alone), Sola Gratia (by grace alone), Sola Fide (through faith alone), and Soli Deo Gloria (to God alone be the glory).
Church – As a church we confess and celebrate our unity as a local congregation of the larger body of Christ. We are governed by the Great Shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ, who instituted the offices of pastor, elder, and deacon to care for our spiritual and physical needs. We gather corporately every Sunday morning and evening to worship God and hear from His Word.