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.
  • We are evangelical, but moderates rather than fundamentalists.
  • 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 value  small groups where people can grow and encourage each other in faith and moving beyond the walls of the church to serve the community.
  • United Methodists have open hearts and open minds – and welcome anyone interested in learning 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 requires us to work for social justice.
  • We believe in the power of prayer. Fear is not the only force at work in the world today. God’s grace is available to all.
  • We believe in feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, housing the homeless, healing the sick and mending the broken.
  • We believe that when you truly embrace diversity you embrace God, that all 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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