Mission & Values
In addition to striving to be the people of Jesus Christ, transcending all boundaries of race, class, gender, ability, culture, and sexual identity, at Smithfield United Church of Christ, we believe in a very simple set of values. The latter are based on the below five principles:
Unity We want to help all believers experience Jesus Christ's love and reconciliation individually and communally.
Inclusion We seeks to provide extravagant welcome to members and visitors from all walks of life.
Community We pledge our ongoing commitment to be the light of Christ for all through service to congregants, Pittsburgh, and the greater region.
Free Conscience We pray that we be a tolerant place in which each believer is free to find Christ as she or he discerns Christ's call.
Hope We aim to help everyone have confidence that Christ has true purpose for each life and find comfort in that knowledge.
Below is a short video capturing the essence of our culture of oneness under Christ, with a touch of humor.
Ours is an inclusive congregation, Open and Affirming (ONA). We are committed to oneness in Christ across all boundaries of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, family structure, faith background, ability, and economic circumstance.
Want to know what to expect? Check out our Worship page for a sermon sample and four main things to expect from your visit at Smithfield.