Simplicity - Focuses attention on what is essential and eternal, setting aside what distracts from God.
Peace - Removes all occasion for war and seeks to find reconciliation between peoples and nations.
Integrity - Bears witness to a belief that one should live a life that is true to God, true to one's self, and true to others. To Friends, the concept of integrity includes personal wholeness and consistency as well as honesty and fair dealings.
Community - Provides environment where humans witness the sovereignty, compassion and love of God.
Equality - Values each person equally, regardless of age, gender, race, nationality, economic or social or educational position.
Friends, more commonly known as Quakers, share the same core beliefs as our fellow Protestant denominations. That is, we believe in the one true God who sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to save the world and to bear our sins upon his cross. There is no eternal salvation except through Him.
Friends believe that the Christian faith can only reach its fullest potential through a personal and intimate relationship with Christ. Through this relationship He provides direction for our daily lives and enables us to interpret the Holy Scriptures.
Friends believe in baptism by the Holy Spirit rather than baptism by water. While we do not condemn the act of immersion in water, we simply emphasize that salvation does not depend on a single act such as this. Similarly, Communion consists of "communing" with God in a very personal way. We should be in constant communion with Him as a part of our Christian walk. This is why, rather than partaking of bread and wine, we include in our services a time of open worship to provide Friends an opportunity to seek the presence of the Holy Spirit and to share what He may lay upon our hearts.