We believe that the church exists as much for those not a part of it as for those who are members of it. We believe that God blesses with power and grace the efforts of people seeking to make things better for the neighborhood, the larger world and all its inhabitants. We believe that the church is meant to partner with others of goodwill whenever possible. Thus, this church collaborates with other churches, other faith communities and those of no faith. We believe that God would have us welcome, and give thanks for, volunteers from both within the church and outside of the church.