Who We Are

 A Diverse Community

All persons are welcome in The United Methodist Church. Celebrating a diversity of peoples, age levels, ideas and cultures, we are enriched by our history. The United Methodist Church was formed with the union of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1968. United Methodists trace their spiritual heritage back to the 18th-century evangelical leaders John and Charles Wesley, Jacob Albright and Philip William Otterbein. As these men changed their world then, today the church seeks to rethink hw to effect change in the world.

 Biblical in Faith

United Methodism trust free inquiry into matter of Christian doctrine. Our faith is guided by Scripture, tradition, experience and reason. Scripture is the most important. For United Methodists, the Bible is the record of God’s people living out God’s promise.

 Evangelical, Connectional

In the 21st century, the United Methodist Church seeks to expand its robust evangelical heritage. The church seeks to give a younger generation new ways to express their faith, translate that faith into actions and make a difference in the world. Wherever the churched or unchurched turn, they will find congregations seeking to create opportunities to encounter Christ. 

 Sharing God’s Gifts

United Methodists have believed from the beginning that each of us is called to participate in the outward-reaching ministry of Jesus Christ. John Wesley and others in our “cloud of witnesses” saw our work in the simplest, plainest terms: Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God.
United Methodists open many doors that create opportunities to make an enormous difference in the world. Our wonderfully diverse ministries are made possible by United Methodism’s connectional giving system. We do more together than any one congregation can do alone.

 Living and Giving God’s Love

We support worldwide ministry with other churches to spread the gospel, care for those seeking a connection with God and nurture communities of Christian disciples, following Jesus’ model of love and generosity. We listen, reach beyond ourselves, and offer help, hope and healing to those who are rethinking  how to have more meaning in their lives. 
For more than 200 years, The United Methodist Church  and our predecessors have addressed poverty and the disenfranchised. We are committed to growing congregations and developing Christian leaders with the skills and spiritual strength to cope with the demands of the world. Our church advocates for justice and equality, and offers a voice when the struggles of the helpless are unheard. We are connected, caring and concerned about ministry that challenges our passion for making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

 Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.” is the promise we make as the people of The United Methodist Church in response to God’s love. When you join a Methodist congregation, you become part of an active, worldwide group of interconnected communities – a connection of people who believe we should spend our days making the love of Christ real in our actions. This connection encourages us to live gracefully, as one unified global community that does no harm, does good and stays in love with God. 
This love inspires us to open doors that create opportunities to engage people who seek spiritual insight, yearn to connect with God and desire a supportive community to assist them on their journey. It’s about listening and reaching out, being relevant and authentic. It’s about relationships, for some don’t know the language of faith, and others are skeptical about the relevance of the church today.