What We Believe


As United Methodists, we are not fundamentalists.   We do not believe in the inerrancy of the Bible or the infallibility of St. Paul.   We do believe in:
the Trinitarian creeds
the 39 Articles of Religion as modified by John Wesley (1784)
the saving power of Jesus
the inability of all social programs to satisfy the requirements of love
the forgiveness of sin
the efficacy of love
the redemptive possibilities in suffering
the power of prayer
the necessity of faith for an abundant life
the life hereafter
in indispensability of faith communities for the repair of human societies
the dignity of all and supremacy of none
 
Further, we believe that:
Jesus is the Way: to live, to die, to freedom, and to know God
the cross reveals both the depth of mortal sin and the height of divine grace
faith manifests itself in love, courage and joy
bondage in any form is an abomination to God
Baptism should not be denied to children
Communion should be open to any and all who are fully prepared in heart and soul
the oppression of any on account of class, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or any other given condition is an offense to God
a clear witness to justice and love is a requirement of full discipleship
singing makes the angels smile and smiling makes the angels sing.


For more information, try the "About Our Church" page of the United Methodists Web Site.