As followers of Jesus, one of our core beliefs is that we are called to be one body, despite our many differences. If you were to ask our church folks what they believe on these faith topics, you would certainly find a range of responses. Diversity is a sign of the beauty of God. To get a full picture of what we believe, we invite you to come and worship with us.
God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
We uphold the traditional Christian belief in the Trinity, that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Put another way, God is our Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer. God our Creator calls us to be co-creators in caring for all creation.
We know Jesus to be our Savior, both fully human and fully divine. He loves us, reproaches us, teaches us, opens our hearts, bears our brokenness, welcomes us all into the eternal kingdom of God. He is the Way of Life.
We know the Holy Spirit as the voice of God, leading and empowering us in faith. The Holy Spirit is present with us, reminding us of everything Jesus says and teaching us how to follow him in our lives.
For us, scripture is the Word of God, and must always be read in the light of Tradition, Reason and Experience. We explore Bible passages each week through our sermons and studies.
The Holy Community
At the Last Supper, Jesus gave us a new commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you.” While we come from diverse backgrounds and hold different beliefs, we seek to live out this commandment in all that we do. We often miss the mark, but we also have moments where God’s grace is powerful among us and we love beyond division.
As United Methodists, we practice two sacraments, baptism and communion.
Persons of any age may come to be baptized. Parents can bring their babies to be baptized, because God’s grace is given unconditionally. Followers of Jesus can also make the decision to be baptized as a sign that that they eagerly receive God’s grace.
Communion is our holy meal in which Christ is present and gives himself for us. In the breaking of his body, we are made whole. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every month. The table belongs not to us, but to Christ, and Christ invites all to come in peace and partake.