The Bible teaches us that everything we have from God is given because of God's great love for us. "You are saved by God's grace because of your faith," Ephesians 2 reads. "This salvation is God's gift. It's not something you possessed. It's not something you did that you can be proud of" (Ephesians 2:8-9 CEB). United Methodists recognize God's grace at work throughout our spiritual journeys.
LGBTQ Identity & Faith
The United Methodist Church is having a discussion about the ordination and marriage of people who identify as LGBTQ, and some churches are leaving over this issue. In response, our local church is having a conversation in 2023 about this topic: what does the Bible say? what has been our church tradition? what is the experience of people of faith today?
Join the conversation as we have small group studies, sermon series, and other gatherings to listen to our stories and develop a statement of faith and practice for our local congregation.
The United Methodist Church connects more than 12 million members on four continents, and engages in ministry all around the world. We speak many languages, come from various cultures, and span generations. Yet, we are united in our faith in Jesus Christ.