Our Beliefs

Find out the beliefs that unite us at Union United Methodist


God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons.

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We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrates God’s redeeming love.

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The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst. When we sense God’s leading, God’s challenge, or God’s support or comfort, it’s the Holy Spirit at work.

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The Church

The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.

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Other Beliefs

Visit the official United Methodist website to learn more about our other core beliefs.

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Human Beings

Genesis 1:27 asserts that we’ve been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create.

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The Bible

We believe in the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice.

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God's Reign

The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope.

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Who is John Wesley?

John Wesley is known as the founder of Methodism. While you may not be coming to Union to hear about John Wesley’s thoughts, we believe there is great merit in knowing a little background of this Christian leader.

Following the example and teachings of Christ, John Wesley grew up in England, disciplined and methodical in his prayer and Bible study, even as a very young man. While in college he attracted a number of fellow students to his disciplined devotional life. They were nicknamed Methodist because of their methodical devotion to Christian prayer.

While you may not see all Methodists getting up at 5:00 am each day to pray and study the Bible, just check our calendar! We have a surprising number of early morning groups. There are still many other Wesley habits that we practice today such as a deep concern for the marginalized around us.

Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. They placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action.