what we believe
United Methodists firmly believe in the awesome grace and love that God offers to each one of us as a gift, given freely. God's love is always present and going before us, calling us to accept it and live our lives as an offering to God by loving and serving God, and putting that love into action through serving, loving, and accepting others.
We believe that God is revealed in the three persons of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of the world, and shows God's true love for us through his life, his teachings, and his self-giving love on the cross.
We believe that our faith is revealed by Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason.
We believe in putting our faith into action through service, outreach, giving, and mission opportunities.
What We Believe About the Sacraments
We believe that God uses a "means of grace" or "a delivery system" to bring His kindness and love to us. Besides the spoken and written Word of God, God comes to us in Baptism and Holy Communion.
We believe that through the waters of Baptism, God forgives our sin and adopts us as His own. Through baptism, God gives the gift of new life. Baptism is something that God does - not something we do. We practice both infant and adult baptism. We also accept baptism performed in other Christian churches. We do not re-baptize, as this calls into question the validity of God's original gift at baptism.
We believe that in Holy Communion Jesus is present with His body and blood in the bread and wine. In Holy Communion Jesus brings us forgiveness of sin and the promise of life and salvation. We also practice "an open table" which means you need not be a member of our denomination or local church to participate in Holy Communion. In communion we are reminded that "Christ has dies, Christ has risen, Christ will come again," and in doing so has created a way for us, who are sinners, to be in covenant relationship with God, who is perfect.
What We Believe About the Church
We believe the chruch is not a building, but people joined together by God Around His Word and Sacraments. We are passionate about the mission God has given us to bring His love and message to all people. We are committed to share the message of Jesus Christ with those not yet connected to Him so that they will know Him. We are dedicated in disciplining people so that they will know more about Jesus, serve Him effectively, and join us more fervently in that mission.