Our Beliefs and Practices

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The primary sources for our Beliefs and Practices:

  • Scripture – Careful study of the Bible, alone and within the fellowship of Christians.
  • Tradition – The life of the church through the centuries.
  • Experience – Our own new life in Christ, and our broader human experience.
  • Reason – Our capacity to think clearly about scripture, tradition and experience, to organize our Christian witness.
  • The United Methodist Church Book of Discipline

John Wesley’s General Rules

  • Do no harm. “By doing no harm, by avoiding evil of every kind, especially that which is most generally practiced.”
  • Do good.  “By doing good; by being in every kind merciful after their power, as they have opportunity, doing good of every possible sort, and, as far as possible, to all.”
  • Stay in love with God. “By attending upon all the ordinances of God.”

The Character of a Methodist

  • a Methodist loves God
  • a Methodist rejoices in God
  • a Methodist gives thanks
  • a Methodist prays constantly
  • a Methodist loves others

Membership Vows

We will support the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.