Growing in Discipleship – Serving Community – Witnessing in Christ – Gathering in Worship
Loving God – Loving Others – Proclaiming Christ
OUR CORE VALUES
We open our doors to the larger Church and other groups to bear witness of Christ’s love
As we open ourselves to hear the Word of God, Faith is born and nourished and the possibility for transformation in our world becomes real to us
We come together to worship God; to hear the Word proclaimed; to praise God through music, and to affirm God’s presence through communion
We enhance our fellowship through spiritual and social programs (events)
We express our witness by feeding and clothing the poor and inspiring our young to service
Beliefs United Methodists share with other Christians:
- The belief in the triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- A faith in the mystery of salvation in and through Jesus Christ.
- The belief that God’s redemptive love is realized in human life by the activity of the Holy Spirit, both in personal experience and in the community of believers.
- The recognition that the reign of God as both a present and future reality.
- The recognition of the authority of Scripture in matters of faith and practice.
- The celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.
Our distinctive United Methodist heritage and beliefs:
- Grace is central to our understanding of Christian faith and life. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, described God’s grace as threefold: prevenient grace, justifying grace and sanctifying grace.
- We understand the Christian life as one in which faith and love are put into action.
- United Methodists insist that faith and good works belong together.
- Because of what God has done for us, we offer our lives back to God through a life of service.
- United Methodists maintain a balanced view in their ways of thinking through Christian doctrine and is often referred to as the “Wesleyan Quadrilateral.” United Methodists believe that the living core of the Christian faith is revealed in scripture, illumined by tradition, enlivened by experience and confirmed by reason.
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