|Serving You In Ways That Change The World

this faith does not happen overnight

Who We Are

The United Methodist Church was formed when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged in 1968. But we trace our heritage back to the movement begun in 1729 in England by John and Charles Wesley.


Every United Methodist congregation is interconnected throughout the denomination via a unique, interlocking chain of conferences.


Today we speak many languages and live in many countries—with different cultures, ethnic traditions, national histories and understandings of Christian faith and practice.

Grounded in Scripture

United Methodist trust free inquiry in matters of Christian doctrine. Our faith is guided by Scripture, tradition, experience and reason.


The truth is, life is messy and true life happens in the midst of the mess. United Methodists have believed, from the beginning, that each of us is called to participate in outreach and show compassion. Compassion isn’t sympathy. It’s not pity. It’s coming along side someone who needs us. It’s feeling their pain and working toward a solution along with them. No act of kindness is too random or too small.


God has a plan for each human life that is full of love.  It is full of mercy, kindness, justice, and grace.  More than this, God has a purpose for you.  Ultimately, the purpose of every person is to fit into the greater plan of all creation. There is something inside you that makes you who you are. The plan for you is to find how God has gifted you with unique talents, experience, and skills.  Use what God has given you for God’s purposes.  You were created to do justice, show mercy, and love.


The United Methodist Church believes God’s love for the world is an active and engaged love, a love seeking justice and liberty. Because we embrace these social principles, we do not just observe. We care enough about people’s lives to take a stand, to call each of us into a response, no matter how controversial or complex. From global warming and environmental racism to worker justice and poverty eradication, the program seeks to restore right relationships among ourselves, others and the created world.

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We are known as a denomination involved with people’s lives, with political and social struggles, having both local and international mission initiatives. Such involvement is an expression of the personal change we experience through our United Methodist faith.

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