What We Believe

"Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.

 

"God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.

 

"Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world." (source: "Get To Know the Presbyterian Church")

 

Canton Presbyterian Church is part of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and we participate in the mission and ministries of the Presbytery of Western North Carolina. Along with other congregations in the Asheville area, we are an Affirming Christian Church.

 

In addition to other local programs, we participate in Canton's ecumenical Missional Network of churches, that feeds food- and home-insecure children throughout the year, and seeks to provide temporary housing for home-insecure families on code-purple winter nights.