Who We Are
We follow Jesus, Inviting our Community, Making New Friends Along the Way
Our mission is to follow Jesus, inviting our community and making new friends along the way.
We believe Jesus, who calls Himself the way, the truth and the life, the light of the world and the bread of life, and so we follow Him. That means we intend to pay close attention to the Bible, for it is in the words of the Bible that He is most reliably revealed. Following means both intending to obey Him and intending to stay close to Him.
As we follow Him, we invite the community around us to join in that walk, Of course we invite one and all to our worship services, and we offer courses and other ministries where we are always glad to see the great people of our area.
Our experience of following Jesus has meant that we are constantly encountering new people and being blessed by their friendship, so we commit to extending our hearts in friendship with to whomever the Lord leads us to.
What We Believe
Apostolic - We confess Jesus Christ and the faith of the apostles as recorded in the Bible which we believe can be trusted and is our ultimate authority in all matters of faith, doctrine, and conduct.
Universal - We understand ourselves to be part of the community of believers that began with Jesus’ first followers, is alive today, and will continue until Christ returns again.
Reformation - We descend from the sixteenth century church renewal movement known as the Protestant Reformation and believe that we are saved by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, and not by any efforts we may make ourselves.
Evangelical - We believe in the authority of the Bible, in the necessity of new birth in Christ, in our obligation to evangelize, in the continuing need for Christian education and formation, and that we have a responsibility for social care and justice.
Interim Pastor Tracy Spiegel joined Mission Covenant in November, 2021 after two years as Associate Pastor at Nashua Covenant Church in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Tracy and her husband, Tim, live in Pepperell, MA.
● We began in 1886 as a Bible Study group, became a congregation and built our current building in 1889.
● We have always been a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, which started in 1885. The ECC was a church in the beginning for Swedish-speaking immigrants. Swedish was the exclusive language of our group until the 30’s, and one service in Swedish was continued until the early 50’s.