Who We Are
what we believe
What we believe ...about God
God is real and loving. God desires a personal relationship with us. God never leaves us even when we make mistakes. We experience God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
...about Jesus Christ
Jesus is the Son of God. He was born and lived on earth in human form and provided an example of Christian living. He died on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven. Through His death our sins can be forgiven.
...about the Holy Spirit
When we accept Jesus Christ in our lives, the Holy Spirit becomes alive in us, guiding us and helping us to live lives that are obedient and enabling us to share that life with others. We are inspired to live lives that are in Christ’s image.
...about Human Nature
As humans, we are capable of forming a loving, personal relationship with God. When we sin, that connection is damaged. Through God’s grace and our faith, the connection can be restored.
Grace, a gift that comes from a loving God through faith, is available to all people. Humans have free will to accept or reject this “gift” of the forgiveness of our sins through the death of Jesus Christ. We can access this grace through public and private prayer, worship, fellowship, Holy Communion, Baptism, Bible study and works of mercy and compassion.
...about the Bible
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.
Baptism is a sign of new life and God’s love and forgiveness for us. Through baptism we are joined with the church and with Christians everywhere. A person of any age may be baptized. The sacrament of baptism is done once. The United Methodist Church recognizes the baptisms of other Christian denominations.
...about Holy Communion
Communion is a holy meal that symbolizes the body and blood of Christ. It is the opportunity to renew our connection with Christ. We practice open communion which means anyone can participate. By sharing this meal, we give thanks for Christ’s sacrifice and are nourished and empowered to go into the world in mission and ministry.