About Our Faith The United Methodist Church Beliefs
According to Matthew’s Gospel, the risen Christ made it clear: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you” (28:19-20).
We welcome Everyone into the church
We have a direct responsibility for the community in which we live. People all over have hurts, doubts, questions and problems. Our mission is to reach out to them, listen to them, accept them, share the gospel in word and deed, invite them into the family of faith, and joyfully receive all who will respond.
We come to church for personal enrichment, to prepare to do the work of love and to learn to be Christ’s disciples in the community. Through worship, baptism, Communion, Bible study, prayer, and other means of grace, we’re strengthened for ministry. Our church exists to serve the world through:
- Our daily activity: we minister as we inquire about one another’s lives, as we listen and respond with care, as we touch, as we smile and offer a kind word, and as we discern questions and reconcile conflicts.
- New initiatives: we hear of a need, read of a crisis, or see an opportunity to share God’s love by taking time to call, to visit, to write, and to ask how we can help.
- Groups and institutions: we take part in many community groups that are trying to serve human needs or to change social forces that cause suffering. We give our time, our energy, and our money in Christ’s ministry.
- The church: through our support and our contributions, we participate in the far-flung ministries of The United Methodist Church around the world. Our congregation takes part in service groups and special projects.
Inspired by the example of Jesus and empowered by God’s love for us, we all carry out our ministry, both individually and together with others.