WHO ARE WE?
Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family
WHO WE ARE
Here's the deal, North Stamford Community Church cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. NSCC is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom.
We are a Church:
A church that has been a part of the historical fabric of the city of Stamford for over 200 years
A church that believes that God loves everybody
A church that embraces diversity and inclusiveness
A church with people of different ages and styles of life
A church with different races, including multi-racial families.
A church where reaching out to others is a priority because people matter
A church for people with kids
A church that honors questions, and doesn’t pretend to have all the answers
A church not afraid of stepping out of the box of what church is traditionally meant to be
A church that is safe for individuals to explore and seek God, faith and spirituality at their own pace
We are a Community:
A theologically progressive, forward-thinking and liberal “Christian” community…who sees God as creator of all things, the source and sustainer of all life
A community who sees the biblical text as a vehicle by which God becomes present to us and our guidebook for spiritual and personal transformation
A community who sees God as being right here – with us, in us, as a part of this world, as well as beyond us
A community that teaches a positive, practical, and progressive approach to spirituality.
Who Is NSCC…We Are More Than Just A Church…We Are A Community!
OUR VISION & MISSION
Our Vision and Mission
North Stamford Community Church is a place where you can experience life at it’s best! It’s a place for family, community and growth. Our passion is to help you find your purpose and our goal is to be the highlight of your week!
We at North Stamford Community Church are striving to be a church that:
Serves Our Community.
Our mission is to help people to become the best version of themselves.
By creating an environment that’s a safe, welcoming and loving gathering place for all people to come explore faith and experience God’s love and grace.
By helping people to create, renew, develop and grow in their relationship with God.
By providing opportunities for people to connect with others inside and outside of our church in order to build authentic, caring and diverse relationships.
By teaching the importance of serving our community locally and globally with our time, talents and money.
OUR CORE VALUES
To Build People
To Build Relationships
To Build Community
North Stamford Congregational Church is Now Known as North Stamford Community Church
OVER 236 YEARS OF FAITH AND SERVICE
Located at the southern end of Cascade Road, you will find the North Stamford Congregational Church. This church, founded in 1782, has a history that goes back to the early 1740s.
The history of the North Stamford Congregational Church is tied to the founding of Stamford itself. Stamford was founded in July, 1640. Puritan Captain Nathaniel Turner, who was an agent for the town of New Haven, negotiated the sale of land from two Indian chiefs: Ponus, Sagamore of the Rippowan and Wascussue, Sagamore of the Shippan.
At the same time, a rift arose amongst members of the Church of Christ in Wethersfield in 1640 and 29 men agreed to depart and found a new colony. These settlers arrived in 1641 in Stamford, and since the church and government were deeply interwoven, one of the first structures built was their meeting house, that served as a place of worship and of the government. It was located close to the intersection of present day Atlantic and Main in downtown Stamford. The First Society of Old Stamford Town was formed.
By 1655, the borders of Stamford were fixed at 8 miles wide – from the Five Mile River to the Mianus River, and 16 miles from the coast to roughly the present day NY state border. During the next hundred years, new societies were established – Greenwich, Bedford, Canaan, Middlesex (Darien), Stanwich and eventually North Stamford. At the same time as new societies (towns) were being settled, the names Davenport, Scofield and Weed could be found on city records as buying tracts of land in the Woodpecker Ridge area (today known as the Long Ridge and High Ridge areas) and Scofield town areas deep in the woods north of the original Stamford settlement.
WHERE WE ARE HEADING
What's the bottom line? More than ever, North Stamford Community Church is committed to fostering a family built around Community. A community for the future. A community for better. A community for progress. A community that places their love and trust in Jesus. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at North Stamford Community Church. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the NSCC family.
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