What We Believe

Overview

What We Believe

We are Christians who are glad to be part of the United Methodist Church.  United Methodists are the second largest Protestant denomination in America. People with views as diverse as Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush find a home in the United Methodist Church.

With our community, you’ll find a similar diversity of beliefs, understandings and viewpoints. What holds us together is our common faith in God as revealed to us in the life, teachings and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

United Methodists tend to be moderate, rather than fundamentalists or literalists. We look to the Bible first to find God’s word for us, but we also find God speaking through the tradition of the Christian Church, as well as our own ability to think and to experience God for ourselves.

Methodists have a passionate faith and strong convictions, but tend to recognize that the world is not always black and white. We agree in our life together to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with love and compassion.  Methodists have been known for our emphasis on a personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. 

We hold three things as vital to our faith: study, worship, and service.  That’s what it means to say that we’re faithfully growing as the hands and heart of Jesus Christ for the world through knowing, loving, and serving.

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