HOLLY SPRINGS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
"That they may all be one" John 17:21
Building a great community...where everybody is somebody and Christ is all.
Pastor Jamal H. Brown, M.Div.
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Holly Springs United Church is committed to taking action to address the issue of social distancing. We believe that by working together as a community, we can make significant progress in this area.
Our ongoing efforts demonstrate our dedication to making a positive impact. We encourage you to learn more about our initiatives and offer your support as we continue to strive towards our goals.
WHO WE ARE
We are a local family-oriented church that has been rooted in the town of Holly Springs, NC, and communities throughout Wake County since 1871. Our rich history has established us as an integral part of the community. We recognize the sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism and hold the belief that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and holy men of God.
At Holly Springs, we hold dear the values of good preaching, good teaching, good singing, and good fellowship. As stated in 2 Corinthians 3:17, "...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Therefore, we freely and boldly worship the Lord, inviting all to join us in our worship on the hill where the love of God abounds.
The United Church of Christ's symbol is composed of a crown, cross, and orb enclosed within a double oval. The church's name and Jesus' prayer "That they may all be one" (John 17:21) are inscribed within the oval.
This design draws inspiration from an ancient Christian symbol known as the "Cross of Victory" or the "Cross Triumphant." The crown represents the sovereignty of Christ, while the cross serves as a reminder of his sacrifice on the cross for the salvation of humanity. The orb, divided into three parts, symbolizes Jesus' command for his followers to be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).
Furthermore, the verse from Scripture represents our historical commitment to restoring unity among the separated churches of Jesus Christ. We continue to uphold this mission as a core value of our church.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father, and to his deeds, we testify:
He calls the worlds into being, creates man in his own image and sets before him the ways of life and death.
He seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
He judges men and nations by his righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord, he has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to himself.
He bestows upon us his Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
He calls us into his church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be his servants in the service of men, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ's baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.
He promises to all who trust him forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, his presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in his kingdom which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto him.