Our Beliefs

The basis of the United Methodist Church was founded upon the teachings of John Wesley and what became known as Wesleyan Theology.  The core of Wesleyan Theology stresses the life of Christian holiness: to love God with all one’s heart, mind, soul and strength and to love one’s neighbor as oneself.

We practice affirmations of faith each Sunday, with the Traditional Version of the Apostles’ Creed being an example of the basis of our beliefs as follows:

Bible with Cross
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
   maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord:
   who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
       born of the Virgin Mary,
       suffered under Pontius Pilate,
       was crucified, dead, and buried;
   the third day he rose from the dead;
   he ascended into heaven,
       and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
   from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
   the holy catholic church,
   the communion of saints,
   the forgiveness of sins,
   the resurrection of the body,
   and the life everlasting.  Amen.

We practice the sacrament of Holy Communion the first Sunday of each month as well as on special occasions, such as during the annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service.  Our communion table is open to all who seek a deep and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by proclaiming the good news of God’s grace and by exemplifying Jesus’ command to love God and neighbor, thus seeking the fulfillment of God’s reign and realm in the world.

You can learn more about our faith by visiting the official United Methodist website.