What we believe

Christmas Eve 2015

United Methodists are a diverse people, with congregations in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Russia, and other countries. While we share many things in common with other Christian denominations, our heritage is rooted in the movement begun by John Wesley, a pastor in England in the 1700’s. He sent missionaries like Francis Asbury to the U.S. and a new ‘Methodist’ denomination was formed in 1784. Our congregation was founded in 1805.

A summary of United Methodist beliefs is found in our Book of Discipline, which is published every four years by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. United Methodist people may express a variety of beliefs and opinions, but we have generally been united by observing the guidelines and principles expressed in the Book of Discipline.

Our worship traditions are outlined in The United Methodist Hymnal and Book of Worship, though there is great diversity across the Church. Our mission is to “make disciples of Jesus Christ” and to serve people through the ministries we sponsor locally, regionally and globally with United Methodists and others.

Palm Sunday