Our Covenant

 

Members of Chepachet Union Church have agreed to abide by the covenant below.  It expresses our commitment to one another and to God.  As a church family, we read our covenant together at various times and so resolve, with God’s help, to move forward in Christian faith and love for one another.

Believing that we have been led by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant one with another, as one body in Christ.

We promise, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of His church through knowledge, holiness and truth; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.

We also endeavor to maintain family and personal devotions; to teach our children the Christian truths; to seek the salvation of all humanity; to walk uprightly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our commitments and zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Saviour.

We further promise to watch over each other in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy and courtesy; to be slow to take offense but quick to forgive, as is our Lord.

We also promise that when we sever our relationship with this fellowship we will unite with another Christian fellowship to further the spirit of this covenant and the ministry of our Lord, Jesus Christ.