• Who are United Methodists

    The United Methodist Church is a global denomination that opens hearts, opens minds and opens doors through active engagement with our world. The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the 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.


  • about the bible

    We hold that the writers of the Bible were inspired by God, that they were filled with God's Spirit as they wrote the truth to the best of their knowledge.


    We hold that God was at work in the process of forming the Bible during which only the most faithful and useful books were adopted as Scripture.


    We hold that he Holy Spirit works today in our thoughtful study of the Scriptures, especially as we study them together, seeking to relate the old words to life's present realities.

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  • about the holy spirit and the church

    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, we say that it's the Holy Spirit at work.  We continue to experience God's breath, God's Spirit in time alone—perhaps in prayer, in our study of the Scriptures, in reflection on a difficult decision, or in the memory of a loved one. The Spirit's touch is intensely personal.

    Perhaps we're even more aware of the Holy Spirit in the community of believers—the congregation, the church school class or fellowship group, the soup kitchen, the planning committee, the prayer meeting, the family. Somehow the Spirit speaks through the thoughtful and loving interaction of God's people. The Holy Spirit, who brought the church into being, is still guiding and upholding it, if we will but listen.  

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  • about humanity

    Humans were created in the spiritual image of God, to be like God in character.  We are created to be in relationship with God, but we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God, called sin.  This attitude separates humans from the relationship with God that we were intended to enjoy.

  • about salvation through Jesus christ

    People are saved by grace through faith: humans are made whole and reconciled by the love of God as they receive it and trust in it. It is the gift of a loving God that one need only accept.

    Conversion, is the moment when people stop trying to justify themselves to God and instead accept Jesus' death on the cross as reconciliation for their separation from God. One admits and repents of sin and embraces God's justifying grace. This is the start of a person's new life in Christ. As soon as a person experiences justification, (s)he is assured of salvation through the power of the Holy Spirit.