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