Everyone has sinned which means we have all fallen short of God’s plan and purpose for our lives. This sin has separated us from God. But God’s great gift to us is eternal life with Him in heaven. This gift is made possible by His Son, Jesus Christ, who took the punishment for our sin upon himself by dying on a cross for everyone. Eternal life, or salvation, can be ours if we repent of our sin, accept God’s forgiveness through Jesus, and confess our faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior of our lives.“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
Acceptance of Jesus Christ brings not only a relationship with God, but also with God’s family, the Church. We have the opportunity to belong to the body of believers. This belonging gives us support and encouragement from others who believe and provides us with resources to aid our Christian journey. We find love and acceptance in a group of like-minded individuals.“So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” (Romans 12:5)
The Green Foliage
Jesus died for you while you were still in sin, but as Lord of your life He wants to see you grow and mature in your faith. Becoming the person God created you to be is a lifelong process. Our goal is that “we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13)
The meaning behind the logo:
The cross that is formed with the straight line
and the branch of the leaf represents Believing
The stem of the leaf which is the branch that
attaches to the Vine (Jesus Christ) represents Belonging
The green foliage of the leaf represents
Becoming a new creation... a life long process
The three pointed leaf is significant that it
has a three feature detail, yet is still one
leaf and stands for the belief in the
God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.