What We Believe

Who We Are

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is a fellowship of Christians who proclaim God’s gift of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. In the name of Christ, we offer hope, renewal, and fellowship.

Because God loves us, we...

Praise God in worship,
Invite others to know God,
Create a nurturing community for all,
Grow in our discipleship, and
Share God’s love through the giving of our time, talents, and treasures to serve others.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop disciples of Jesus Christ to minister to our community and to the world.  We are a community of people on a journey to know God personally, love each other unconditionally and serve our world courageously.

The United Methodist Church’s members share belief with other Christian groups including faith in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

As United Methodists, we believe:

  • God comforts, guides, and forgives every person, no matter who they are or what they’ve done.
  • Serving others and our Christian faith go hand in hand.
  • We can find peace with God and spiritual fulfillment both in solitary moments of reflection and in a community of faith.
  • And share our faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Our private and our public actions should reflect our faith.
  • In being a global movement of churches making a difference in the world.

In practice, we are similar to other Protestant denominations, affirming our beliefs through the sacred symbols of baptism and communion.

Through baptism, we accept God’s gifts through Jesus. There is no strict rule among United Methodists about how baptism must be performed, although sprinkling water on the head of the person being baptized is most common.

Through communion, everyone is accepted and welcome, whether members of the Church or not, kids or adults.

Source: The United Methodist Church