Our desire is for Jesus Christ to be the center of who we are and all we do. Jesus calls us to “bring good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18-19 NSRV). Jesus said the scriptures could be summed up with these two ideas: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:36-40). We believe this is the core message of Jesus and the Bible and we center our lives on it.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is present and active in the lives of all people and it is this Spirit that transforms us and sets us free. We are called by Jesus to see other people the way he sees them and to love them as he loves them. We believe all people bear the image of God and that the Spirit can speak to and through anyone. Our worship gatherings are spaces where together we open ourselves to God and listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Bible is a uniquely inspired library of poems, letters and stories, and we allow the Bible to hold a wondrous and unique place of authority in our lives. We believe that God speaks to us through all aspects of life including the Bible, nature, art, prayer, tradition, science, history, community, and experience.
We are a Christ-centered Friends church. Friends, also known as Quakers, have historically been known for a passion and commitment to peace, justice, equality, simplicity, and integrity. These values lead us to act for the common good of all people here in our Newberg community and in our state, nation and the world at large.
"I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you."