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Our Beliefs

In the words of John Wesley; “A Methodist is… one who loves the Lord their God with all their heart, with all their soul, with all their mind, and with all their strength.”
We believe in God, creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of creation. We believe in the Holy Spirit, through whom we acknowledge God's gifts, and we repent our sin in misusing these gifts to idolatrous ends.
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Our Mission Statement

Knit together by God’s word, we will aspire to do the work of Christ by sharing the good news, through Christian fellowship and education, compassionate outreach and loving service.

Our Vision Statement

We will encourage all to learn more about God and daily Christian living to improve the quality of life for all, while reaching out to our global community by supporting local and world issues as we meet needs together in a changing world.

Shared Values:

·        To Strengthen our individual faith,

·        To Practice love and respect to all God’s people,

·        To celebrate our calling,

·        To engage in hospitality in word and deed,

·        To increases our acts of loving service to others.

Essential Practices:

·        Radical Hospitality

·        Passionate Worship

·        Loving Outreach

·        Extravagant Generosity

·        Biblical Teaching

·        Making Disciples for Christ




What We Believe
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.



Social Principles
The United Methodist Church has a long history of concern for social justice. Its members have often taken forthright positions on controversial issues involving Christian principles.



History of the Church
On April 23, 1968, The United Methodist Church was created when Bishop Reuben H. Mueller, representing The Evangelical United Brethren Church, and Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke of The Methodist Church joined hands at the constituting General Conference in Dallas, Texas.



The Constitution
The organization of each unit in the church is carefully spelled out in the Book of Discipline. All members are at least acquainted with the local church. It includes those who have professed their belief in Christ, have been baptized, and have taken the vows of membership.


 
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