United Methodist Beliefs

The People of the United Methodist Church

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

UNITED METHODISTS speak many languages and live in many countries with many different cultures, ethnic traditions, national histories and understandings of Christian faith and practice.

WE ARE people dedicated to a life of participation, personal responsibility, generosity, sacrifice and self-restraint, responding to the call of Jesus Christ.

WE ARE a covenant community, concerned about God’s children everywhere. In life’s clouds of doubt and division, we see the sunlight of God’s purpose bringing healing, harmony and hope.

WE LOVE worship, study of God’s Word, music, potluck dinners and a sense of community, a sense of belonging.

WE WELCOME people of faith into our churches, and especially people who are searching for answers to life’s tough questions, because we know what it’s like to feel alone, unsure . . . to need a welcoming place with open hearts, open minds, open doors.

WE ROLL up our sleeves and say, “Let’s get to work,” as we answer the call of making disciples for Jesus Christ.

WE LIVE the promise we made the day we joined The United Methodist Church… the promise of our prayers and our presence… our gifts and our service.

For more information on The United Methodist Church, visit www.umc.org (general page) or www.minnesotaumc.org (Minnesota Annual Conference Website).