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Our Beliefs

Know God's Love, Show God's Love, Share God's Love

We feel called by God to be a hub of caring in the community. We Want people to feel and experience the reconciling love of Jesus Christ through our church as we gather and serve together.

Pluckemin is one of more than 10,000 congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA).  As part of the PC (USA):

We are Christians.  We believe that God is best described as a trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We also believe that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully human, and is alive today. Along with all other Christian communities, we recognize the Nicene and Apostles Creeds as two of our core statements of faith.

We are Protestants.  Following the theological lead of John Calvin, we believe that

  • Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation.
  • Faith in Christ, not our good deeds, is what allows us to be saved.
  • The Bible is the ultimate authority on matters of faith.
  • Baptism and the Lord's Supper (Eucharist) are the two means of grace that Jesus gave us. Through them we receive assurance of salvation.

We are Reformed.  We are part of the Reformed family of faith, which includes the Reformed Church in America and the Dutch Reformed Church, as well as Presbyterians, including our denomination, the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (PCUSA)