Modesto Church of the Brethren
Who We Are
We are a community of about 250 people: children, youth, parents, singles, couples, and older adults. We seek to care for one another and the world in real, practical ways. We seek to share our understanding of God’s love for every person with those we meet. We work for God’s peace and justice by serving in our local community and around the world.
We do not have a faith statement that you are required to believe. Instead, we welcome all who are exploring who Jesus is, how we experience God, how faith affects our daily living. Together we seek to deepen our understanding of God as revealed to us through the Bible, other writings, the life of Jesus and our own experience. We take the Bible seriously, but not literally. There is room for individual understandings and disagreement among us as we seek to better understand where God might be leading us.
Believing that God’s unbounded love and grace, as taught by Jesus, are offered to all and meant to be shared and celebrated by all, we embrace persons of every age, race, sexual orientation, ethnic and religious background, physical and mental ability, and economic means as vital and integral members of God’s family. As an Open & Affirming congregation we welcome everyone to participate in the life and worship of our church.