Beliefs

Learn more about what we believe

Who we are and what we believe

FUMC is a Christian Protestant church of the United Methodist denomination.

God

We believe there is one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinite, eternal, perfect, omnipotent, all-knowing, and existing in unity of three equally divine beings we call the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:13

The Bible

We teach the 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament as the inspired word of God and the sole authoritative and decisive source of our Christian witness, faith, and life. As Methodists, we take seriously both the original inspiration for the books as well as today's contemporary inspiration - as the same Holy Spirit who inspired the authors in ancient times is still alive and inspiring us today.

2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 119:105

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ is God incarnate, both fully God and fully human. Jesus, as Israel's promised Messiah, was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, suffered and died on the cross as a sacrifice to redeem our sins and reconcile us to God. His body rose from the dead, ascended into Heaven and sits as the right hand of God, the Father in continual intercession for us, His people.

1 Timothy 3:16, Isaiah 9:6, Colossians 1:15-20

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God's presence in our midst, dwelling within every believer and is a constant helper, teacher, and guide who equips and empowers for Christ-like giving and service.

Acts 2, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-25, Romans 12, John 14:16-17 

Salvation

We believe that all human beings are created in the image of God. All people are sinners and separated from God. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ and the grace of God that we are redeemed and reconciled to Him. We teach that as believers in Christ, we share in this "free gift" from God obtained only by our faith and setting us on a path that leads to lifelong change and growth.

Genesis 1:26-27 ; Genesis 5:1-2; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23, 12:2,2;

John 3:16, 5:24, 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9; Corinthians 5:15, Galatians 2:20

The Church

We believe we are part of one true church made up of all those who believe in Christ as Lord.

Ephesians 4:4-6; Romans 12:5; Romans 15:7


The local church provides opportunities for fellowship, common prayer and community building with the understanding that we are better disciples of Jesus Christ when we are able to work together, learn from one another and lift each other up in our journeys of faith.  

Sacraments

The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments, baptism and communion as these are the two ordinances that Jesus commanded and participated in. While Methodist do perform other rites such as matrimony, confirmation, ordination, funerals and anointing of the sick, these are not considered sacraments.


Baptism: We perform baptisms at all ages and believe God comes to us and establishes a covenant with us as members of His church during our baptism.


Communion: Communion is open to all who trust in Christ as Lord and Savior and come with an open and repentant heart.


For more information on Baptism and Communion in the United Methodist tradition, please click here.

For more information on the history and beliefs of the United Methodist Church, please click here.  

Have Questions? Join us at "Faith 101"

Have a question about what we believe at FUMC? Join us on the first Sunday of every month at "Faith 101" - a short get-together held just after the 9am traditional worship and before Crossroad at 10:45am. Whether you're new to church or you're a long-time attendee, come join the discussion about what faith in Jesus Christ means and what the Methodist church is all about.


During the construction, we are temporarily meeting upstairs in the Youth Room directly following the conclusion of the 9am worship service on the first Sunday of every month.