The United Methodist Church is Worldwide with 12.8 Million Members
We are a church that opens hearts, opens minds, and opens doors through active engagement with our world
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
While we have much in common with other Christian churches, we understand that Jesus asks us to stand up for everyone in our community, offering comfort, help, and trust to those who need it most.
"What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." - Michah 6:8
What we share with other Christian churches
As Methodists, we share the following basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities:
God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons. Read More
We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrate God's redeeming love. Read More
The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work. Read More
Genesis 1:27 asserts that we've been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create. Read More
The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. Read More
We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice. Read More
The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope. Read More
What sets us apart
We believe in justice. What happens in the world matters to us. We believe it's important to exist in connection with our community. We believe in speaking truth to power and standing with those who suffer at the hands of ignorance and fear.
We are inclusive. No matter one's sexual orientation, political affiliation, race, class, age, our doors are open and our hearts are warmed for all of God's children. We exist in community with community.
We want to help people deepen their relationship with Christ. In doing this, we hope purpose and fulfillment will arise. We also trust that in deepening relationship with Christ, the ability to comfort others as you have been comforted will also come forth.
We believe in education for the sake of making this world a better place to live. That is, we hope to equip and empower congregants to discover their gifts, grow in leadership, and grow in connection with one another.
We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage.