Beliefs

What We Believe

The United Methodist Church is a "big tent" theologically- we welcome and include a full and broad variety of Christian beliefs, choosing to believe that every person has gifts and graces to contribute to the life and conversation of the church. Guided by the Holy Spirit through Holy Scripture, church tradition, ongoing and thoughtful reasoning, and with allowances for the full range of human experience, we United Methodists believe we are commanded to confer together to discern current service and action. We believe loving God and our neighbors takes precedence over theological certainty or distinguishing tenants of faith.

Therefore, we emphasize "connection" with God, with each other, with all other Christ-followers, and with all of God's creation. We see the whole world as our parish, and promise to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Because of these basic beliefs about Jesus Christ, we welcome everyone, and practice "Open Communion", welcoming all persons to receive God's Grace and Love with us in the Lord's Supper.


More Information

For more information about the beliefs of the United Methodist Church, visit our denomination's website at umc.org.