What We Believe

John Wesley preaching at Epworth
 
We are part of the United Methodist Church and are proud of our Wesleyan heritage. United Methodists are the second largest Protestant denomination in America. The founder of the denomination was John Wesley. Methodists and the Evangelical United Brethren merged in 1968.
  • We hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith as found in the Creeds.
  • We equally emphasize works of piety (personal faith) and works of mercy (social justice) as two sides of the same coin: God’s love.
  • We value the intellect and modern science, while at the same time looking to the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice.
  • United Methodists have been known for their emphasis on a personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world.
  • We have historically valued small groups where people can grow and encourage each other in their faith, and live that faith beyond the walls of the church to serve the community.
  • United Methodists have open hearts and open minds – and welcome anyone who desires to learn more about the Christian faith.
  • We believe that God calls us to actively build the Kingdom of God on earth, and that being a Christian means we are to both share our faith and work for social justice.
  • We believe in the power of prayer as a means of God’s grace to discern God’s will and to be enabled to be His servants.
  • We believe as followers of Jesus we are to in feed the hungry, cloth the naked, house the homeless, heal the sick and mend the broken.
  • We believe that when you truly embrace diversity you embrace God, that all persons are fully welcome!
If you are searching for something to believe in, our hearts and minds and doors are open - come check us out. 

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