Open hearts, open minds, open doors.
United Methodists believe in an open table. All are welcome!
That means all who present themselves, regardless of age or church affiliation are welcome to partake at the communion table. That further includes those who "love Him, earnestly repent of their sin, and seek to be at peace with one another. We serve all who present themselves, not questioning their integrity in response to the invitation."
Baptism for United Methodists is a one time event. in a person's faith journey. It is only the beginning, and not the end. Baptism symbolically marks a person as a member of God's family, and is a start down the right path. Once baptized, we study and work to grow in faith by the grace of God
The Four Areas of Focus express the vision and yearnings of the people of The United Methodist Church. Over this quadrennium, the church wil seek to focus the work of making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world around these four areas of ministry:
1. Combating the diseases of poverty by improving health globally.
2. Engaging in ministry with the poor.
3. Creating new places for new people and revitalizing existing congregations.
4. Developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.
We rejoice in every sign of God's kingdom: in the upholding of human dignity and community; in every expression of love, justice, and reconciliation; in each act of self-giving on behalf of others; in the abundance of God's gifts entrusted to us that all may have enough; in all responsible use of the earth's resources.
We confess our sin, individual and collective, by silence or action: through the exploitation of human dignity based on race, class, age, sex, nation, or faith; through the exploitation of people because of greed and indifference; through the misuse of power in personal, communal, national, and international life; through the search for security by those military and economic forces that threaten human existence; through the abuse of technology which endangers the earth and all life upon it.
We commit ourselves individually and as a community to the way of Christ; to take up the cross; to seek abundant life for all humanity; to struggle for peace with justice and freedom; to risk ourselves in faith, hope, and love, praying that God's kingdom may come.