z345i9n498dThe people of the United Methodist Church strive to be of Open hearts, Open minds, and Open doors. We do not all agree on every item of faith, but we do not have to. We welcome diversity as God’s glorious creation and see it as an expression of the majesty of the Creator.

The Bible

We believe the bible to be the inspired Word of God and share the conviction that scripture is our guide for faith and practice.

The Trinity

We believe in a triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is infinite in power, wisdom, justice, goodness, and love and rules with gracious regard for the well-being and salvation of all people.

Baptism

Although it is not required for salvation, there is an expectation that all who profess faith in Jesus Christ be baptized.

Holy Communion

While Baptism marks the beginning of the Christian life we believe that Holy Communion sustains the Christian life. We celebrate Holy Communion as the remembrance of all God has done in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The communion table is open to all who profess Jesus Christ as Lord.

The United Methodist Cross

 The cross and flame emblem is the official symbol of the United Methodist Church. The emblem is a cross linked with a dual flame. The emblem relates our church to God by way of the second and third persons of the Trinity – Christ (the cross) and the Holy Spirit (the flame). The duality of the flame was also meant to represent the merger in 1968 of two denominations – the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church.