without dogmatic authorities, without hierarchies, with acceptance of wide-ranging opinion, with complete respect for the freedom of conscience of every member?
with love for God and our neighbors and a sense of Christian responsibility- for fairness, justice, openness, and the inclusion of all God’s children?
with love and study of the scriptures, without using the Bible as a tool of coercion or a proof-text for narrow minded dogma?
with serious spiritual commitment and loving community, setting out together on a pilgrimage of faith?
This year, 2022, the Newton Highlands Congregational Church celebrates 150 years since our founding in 1872.