United Methodists are . . .
People whose actions bring new meaning to their faith.
United Methodists have a story to share with the world. As the familiar song “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations” says, ours is “a story of truth and mercy, a story of peace and light.” It’s the gospel story.
. . . A Covenant People
When you join a United Methodist congregation, you become a member of the total United Methodist connection. The “Book of Discipline” states that, as a member, you promise God and the congregation to uphold the church by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness.
. . . A Diverse Community
United Methodism was formed when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged in 1968. United Methodists trace their spiritual heritage back to 18th-century leaders including John and Charles Wesley, Francis Asbury, Philip Otterbein, Martin Boehm and Jacob Albright.
All persons are welcome in The United Methodist Church. We are firmly committed to inclusiveness. We celebrate a diversity of people, ideas and cultures and are enriched by our broad history.
. . . Biblical in Faith
United Methodists trust free inquiry in matters of Christian doctrine. Our faith is guided by Scripture, tradition, experience and reason. Of paramount importance is Scripture. For United Methodists, the Bible is the record of God’s people living out God’s promise.