Our Community

Welcome To Heritage!

Located in Maine, Heritage, a body of believers Established in 2001, proudly serves the Waterville community and its neighboring areas. As a mission church within the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC), our roots are firmly planted in the principles of the Confessional Reformed Evangelical faith. We are devoted to worshiping the triune God of the Bible: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Drawing from the enduring truths of the historic Reformed Christian Faith, encapsulated in the creeds and confessions, our community gathers to fortify our relationship with Jesus Christ and one another. In doing so, we embrace and celebrate God's eternal promises to us and our children, fostering the call to live Christ-centered lives amidst the challenges of a fallen world. 

A confessional church is one that adheres to a fixed, written statement of beliefs or confessions. These confessions are often developed historically and are considered authoritative and binding for the members and clergy of the church. They serve as a guide for the church's teachings and practices, and often have a significant influence on the church's culture and traditions. The idea is to maintain a consistent and unified doctrine and practice across the church. Examples of confessional churches are Lutheran, Reformed, and Presbyterian churches.

A Reformed church is a Christian denomination that follows the principles and doctrines developed during the Protestant Reformation in 16th-century Europe. Key figures of the Reformation include Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Huldrych Zwingli. Central beliefs of Reformed churches include the sovereignty of God, the authority of the Bible, and the doctrine of election and predestination. Reformed churches also place a strong emphasis on the sacraments, typically recognizing two: baptism and the Lord's Supper.

An evangelical church emphasizes the Bible as God's inspired word and ultimate guide for life, the necessity of a personal relationship with Jesus, the atonement as the only means of salvation, a commitment to active evangelism locally and globally, and a dedication to making a positive impact in the world in the name of Jesus Christ.

A Christian community is a group of people living in fellowship based on Jesus Christ's teachings. It involves mutual support, worship, Bible study, prayer, and serving others together. It fosters a sense of belonging, encourages faith growth, and reflects Jesus' love, grace, and compassion to all.