About Us

Our Vision Statement

A nurturing congregation seeing to grow closer to God, our neighbor, and each other. 

Basics of Our Faith:

As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.

 Christian Living:

The foundation of Christian living is faith in Christ. Faith is the central loyalty that gives purpose and direction to our lives.

Four Areas of Ministry Focus:

The Four Areas of Focus express the vision and yearnings of the people of The United Methodist Church. Narrowing our focus to these four areas allows churches to use their resources effectively as they live out God’s vision for the church.

Engaging in Ministry with the Poor:

Photo by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications
The United Methodist Church has called for support and ministry with people in Appalachia since the 1972 General Conference. Students work on fixing up a house in Appalachia.

Christ calls us to be in ministry with the poor and marginalized. Our emphasis is on “with” – standing with those who are regarded as “the least of these,” listening to them, understanding their needs and aspirations, and working with them to achieve their goals. It also means addressing the causes of poverty and responding in ways that lift up individuals and communities. United Methodists believe working side by side with those striving to improve their situation is more effective long term than top-down charity.Learn more»

 

 

Improving Global Health:

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Children play alongside a sewage-filled ditch in the Maxinde neighborhood near Malanje, Angola. Leaders of The United Methodist Church are focusing the denomination’s work around four areas of focus, including eradicating diseases of poverty around the world

Knowing that poverty and health are intertwined, The United Methodist Church has been a key player in fighting diseases such as malaria and AIDS and promoting initiatives that improve well-being. The church is nearing its goal of raising $75 million to provide education, infrastructure, communication and prevention measures to defeat malaria. In fact, the death rate from malaria in Africa has been cut in half, thanks to international efforts such as the denomination’s Imagine No Malaria campaign.  A new “Abundant Health” campaign for the denomination would reach one million children with lifesaving interventions by 2020.  Learn more»

 

 

Developing Principled Christian Leaders:

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Thomas Kemper (left), Regina Henderson, Bishop John Schol and Elizabeth Lee commission Kharissa Allman. Allman is one of 29 young adult missionaries commissioned and sent into service by the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries at the Interchurch Center Chapel in New York.

The church needs leaders rooted in Christ, who have a vision for changing the world. Today’s young people have fearless hearts, vibrant ideas and a passion for ministry. Their talents should be nurtured to shape the church’s path into the future. The church must recruit young people — including women and people of color the world over — for ministry, equip them to be effective leaders and be open to where they want to lead us. We also must strengthen lay members, who are ministering at every level of the church. Learn more»

 

 

 

Creating New and Renewed Congregations:

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Worshippers on Easter fill Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Atlanta where attendance has been on a steady rise

Around the world, United Methodists are innovating with what it means to be the church, planting new congregations and revitalizing faith communities in every kind of setting. United Methodists seek to re-evangelize the world so that we can reach more people, especially the young and those from diverse backgrounds. By being relevant and vital, United Methodists will touch more lives and draw more people to Christ. Learn more»