Our core values lead us to be a focused, diversified, welcoming, and accepting community of all people seeking to have a deeper understanding of God within our lives. We are forward thinking yet respectful of the historic traditions that have led us to this stage of our spiritual journeys. Each individual young or old is celebrated at whatever stage their live journey is at. Worshiping as a community allows us to us to gather together and celebrate our faith. The Bible is the focus of our studies and spiritual growth as individuals. We aim to encompass all ages in a warm atmosphere of caring, comfort and respect that leads to involvement and commitment within the life of the Community. This energized fellowship then reaches outward to serve the larger community and the world.
What We Believe
Timothy Wagner has been our spiritual leader and pastor of the past 25 years. Prior to coming to Croton Falls he served in Lutheran, Methodist, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches. He brings a diverse understanding of faith and worship. He is known for his creative approach to worship and seasonal celebrations. While his outlook is forward thinking he holds fast to the centrality of Scripture and Sacraments. He celebrates all the life cycles of Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, Healing and Funerals with a deep sense of Pastoral care. Pastor Tim, as he is known, lives in the church parsonage /parish house and is chaplain of the Croton Falls Fire Department and is Director of Facilities at Westchester Reform Temple.
Our philosophy has always been the church is the people gathered on any Sunday morning. We truly believe that the church is not a building but a community gathered to worship God and to support each other. We also realize that we need “members” to meet our corporate responsibility of proper governance and oversight. We have three levels of membership in our Church. We encourage people to carefully consider their commitment to the Church and to join us as they feel led. There should never be any pressure felt for anyone to make a commitment they feel uncomfortable with.
To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.