Values & Beliefs
We are a fully-inclusive community of ordinary people experiencing and embodying God's extraordinary love.
Salem First Presbyterian Church is an inclusive community of faith rooted in the love of God. We believe worship is not just found in church on Sundays, it’s something expressed in everything we do and how we live out our lives. We use the Scriptures as a guide on how to navigate the current world that seeks to dehumanize people and other those that we may disagree with. At SFPC we strive to be a place where everyone is welcome to the table and all are treated with respect. We believe that the place of the church is to be a place where anyone can come and know a God that loves them for who they are and understand that God also wants us to care about every single person around us. Because God cares about every single person around us.we are a fully accepting and affirming church that loves anyone who steps into our building. No Matter What.
We are a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Presbytery of the Cascades
You can learn more about the PC(USA) denomination below and take a look at our full Values and Beliefs statement. (COMING SOON)
Salem First Presbyterian Church Statement of Common Humanity
Scripture calls us to embody the two great commandments: to love God and to love your neighbors as yourself. We understand the word neighbor, used in this context, to mean humanity without division or subjugation. We are grateful for the rich diversity of our human family.
For this reason, we reject divisive, fear-driven voices of intolerance. Further, we offer our concern for the safety and well being of all our neighbors, near and far, irrespective of faith, race, orientation, or any characteristics by which some might attempt to devalue them.