As part of The United Methodist Church, we adhere to its founding principles. We are disciples of Christ— we live His message everyday in our hearts and we bring it to others in the community.
Loving God reflects the first and greatest commandment:
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
— Matthew 22:37
We love God through prayer, bible study, worship and fellowship.
We love God, and we love our neighbors. We show our love for our neighbors through our work in the community and through fellowship.
Our Christian lives are based on grace. Grace can be defined as the love and mercy given to us by God because God wants us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it. We read in the Letter to the Ephesians:
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast.
— Ephesians 2:8-92
Our faith includes doing good throughout the world. We offer our lives back to God through a life of service. Simply having a Christian conversation with your neighbor, helping disadvantaged members of our community, helping a child learn more about Christ and spreading the Christian faith on a mission trip are all ways we serve the Lord.
Methodist Church founder John Wesley believed we cannot live our lives without connecting to others around us. That social element helps us grow in faith. It prepares us to be ambassadors of His love and builds our community.
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