What to expect
What’s a “United Methodist”?
United Methodists are followers of Jesus Christ. Our Church belongs to the Protestant arm of Christianity, and has some unique characteristics that set us apart from other denominations and religious groups. We believe in the Triune God as our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer who is actively pursuing a relationship with us. We believe in God’s grace and mercy as the only source of salvation, which leads to new and everlasting life. We see sin as anything in word or deed that separates us from God and neighbor, and try to live faithful, holy lives modeled after that of Jesus Christ. We understand salvation as a journey, not a one time event or something you can win/loose based on good works accomplished or sins committed.
To learn more
Want to learn more about the history, polity, and theology of the United Methodist Church? Check out these helpful websites or talk to Pastor Gini about specific inquiries:
United Methodists practice two sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion.
Baptism is a public declaration of faith and the way in which an individual believer joins the body of Christ. Adults and children are baptized as a sign that God’s grace is available and working within all people.
Holy Communion is a remembrance of the Last Supper that Jesus Christ shared with his disciples and friends. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month and all people, including adults and children of every age and stage of faith, are welcome to partake of this sacred meal. We expect to experience Christ’s incarnate presence in the bread and (non-alcoholic) grape juice and trust that it will nourish and sustain us for our work in the Kingdom of God.
As you consider joining our congregation, we invite you to consider how you will live out your baptismal covenant vows. We want you to give faithfully of your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. We hope and pray that your commitment would not be immediate but sincere so that we can encounter God, follow Jesus, and share the Spirit together. This kind of transformation is only possible if we each offer our intentional and regular involvement in our community.
Small group opportunities
- Alcoholics Anonymous, every day at 7am and 12noon
- Dementia care-givers support
- Mondays at 9:30am, Women’s Bible Study (Peg Cargill)
- Thursdays at 6:30pm, Women’s Bible Study (Pam Gombert)
- Clark Retirement Community (3rd Tuesday of the month, 2-3:30pm)
- Faith Walkers, Sunday’s at 9am (Lyndon Wood)