Our Christian Roots
United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to our foundational statement of beliefs on The Book of Discipline, we share the following basic affirmation in common with all Christian communities:
God- who is revealed in three distinct persons. Jesus- 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. The Holy Spirit- the holy spirit is God’s present activity in our midst.
Methodism in the U.S. dates back to 1736 when John and Charles Wesley came to the new world to spread the movement they began as students in England. United Methodists share a historic connection to other Methodist and Wesleyan bodies.
Grace-Grace is central to our understanding of Christian faith and life. Grace can be defined as the love and mercy given to us by God because God wants us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it.