Hudson Valley Interfaith Ministry
Charter Church of Universal Ministries of Medford Illinois
Statement of Faith: We acknowledge that spiritual growth comes from finding the truth in our individual ways throughout life. Each of us must find our own Holy Grail. Through this statement of our faith the Hudson Valley Interfaith Ministries is willing to share with everyone that wishes, the benefits of our organization.
We believe in a non-hierarchical form of Church organization where the ministries are independent affiliates of the whole, building and expanding the various faiths of God here on earth. There is only one authority of the Church, to serve man as a source to higher duty. No one ministry is more important than another, as we are co-laborers working together as we fulfill our life destinies in ministry together.
We believe all ministries should receive one another without prejudice or opinion, but with openness of beliefs and the desire to pass forward faith as persons of goodwill serving a higher purpose. We believe we should not only be accountable to God, but also to one another in our works and beliefs of this world and the next.
We believe we must have the ability to instruct, as well as the ability to receive teaching and instruction from one another. As humanity seeks the unattainable knowledge of wisdom and God, no man shall know the complete revelation of either, yet must seek both if we are to mature spiritually. No revelation is greater than the last, yet each revelation will build from the last to the next, bringing greater clarity of the things which are to come.
We believe as ministers that we are not to condemn others, but to lead others through compassion and love, and to receive correction when it is given in compassion and love. We must be able to confess our sins to one another without fear of condemnation. We realize we are human and are bound to make mistakes, yet it is through faith, knowledge and spiritual awareness that we learn from those mistakes, which helps us to grow into the fullness of God’s high calling.
We believe that as ministers we must come to the aid and defense of other ministries that all may serve a higher purpose. We dare not turn our backs on humanity and mans’ work when in need just as we dare not turn our backs to God’s work. We work to overcome the challenges, which lay before each of us.
We believe we fulfill a position in spiritual faith as we serve God in this world, which is a position of servant leadership. Our destiny is to serve with compassion, love and spiritual faith of our beliefs, remembering to always bring comfort, aid and encouragement to all that come to us for help. We are to heal, give shelter, feed the hungry and to preach the Word of the God we worship. Through the unity of believing and working in the miraculous of the spirit, we pass onward the faith as shared to each of us.
We believe that as ministers we are to love one another as we serve all in faith and spiritual fulfillment. Religiousness is a state of personal progression in God and not simply a place in mans’ church. We serve man through God as God’s servants.
Our Ministers currently volunteer their time, experience and passion at the following locations:
Pioneer Girls of the Community Church of the Town of Clinton
Boy Scouts of America
Astor Home for Children