Our Faith and Purpose

Hanover Presbyterian Church

Statement of Faith and Purpose
Spring 2012

In ministering to each other and the world our guide is the light, life, and love revealed in Jesus Christ. We seek to see the light in every child of God, believing that diversity is of God’s desire and design. We strive to embrace the gift of life by offering unconditional hospitality. We serve to express the love of God by working for justice for all of God’s children.

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Statement of Welcome

We at Hanover Street Presbyterian Church are fully welcoming and inclusive of all.

Compelled by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the tradition of reformed theology, and our experiences of God’s grace through inclusion, we welcome and respect all who desire to join with us. Our faith community is enriched by our differences, and we come to greater understanding of the realm of God as we are in relationship with one another. We invite into membership all who profess faith in Jesus Christ and who affirm that faith in baptism, without regard to any human condition.

Click HERE to read our full statement of welcome adopted September 2, 1998.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Sunday worship begins at 11:00 a.m., but we begin our morning with continental breakfast at 9:00 a.m. Discipleship classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m.

  • Please join us for a time of fellowship and refreshments immediately following worship.

What to expect:

  • Dress as you feel comfortable. We have a range of levels of attire, from jeans to traditional “Sunday Best.”

  • Our services have several opportunities for people in the congregation to participate. Early on, you’ll hear announcements from several different people. Then during the passing of the peace, many of us get up and move around the sanctuary to say hello, share hugs and shake hands. Finally, we have a time for anyone to share a joy or concern to ask for prayers. You are welcome to participate in any of these, but you are as welcome to choose not to.

  • We are a diverse congregation across race, age, abilities, personality and orientation.

The Faces of Jesus

Read on HERE for more information about the faces of Jesus on our homepage.