The United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church traces its roots back to an 18th Century revival movement in the Church of England. Since those early days of the revival, Methodism has always been about offering the Lord’s mercy and love to people no matter where they are in life. We invite you to experience our loving God, revealed to us in Jesus Christ here at First United Methodist Church!



What We Believe



As United Methodist Christians…

 

✓ We believe there is one God who has revealed himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


✓ We believe that Jesus Christ was both fully human and fully God, that he lived a sinless life here on earth, and died on a cross to pay the penalty for our sin, and rose victoriously to conquer the powers of hell and death.


✓ We believe that sin separates us from God but that a new relationship with God is made available to us through Jesus Christ.


✓ We believe that God grants salvation from sin to those who place their trust in Jesus Christ.


✓ We believe that salvation is through Christ alone.  


✓ We believe that the Holy Spirit is fully God.


✓ We believe that we experience God’s presence in our lives through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.


✓ We believe that the Holy Spirit empowers us to become like Christ in our character and to live like him in our daily lives.


✓ We believe that Christ commanded the church to observe two sacraments – water baptism and the Lord’s Supper (or Holy Communion).


✓ We believe that the Lord’s Table should be open to all persons who repent of their sin and seek to live a Christ-like life.  


✓ We believe that water baptism may be administered to new believers by immersion, sprinkling, or pouring in the name of the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.


✓ We believe that the children of believing

parents/guardians may be baptized and included in the family of God.


✓ We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the only sufficient guide for faith and practice.  It is the final authority in all matters pertaining to faith.


✓ We believe that Christ will come again one day to judge the living and the dead.