Beliefs - St Paul’s United Methodist Church

Jul 20, 2019

Our Faith in Action

Welcome to the beliefs page of St Paul’s United Methodist Church. Here, we invite you to explore the core values, principles, and theological foundation that guide our vibrant community.

Our Core Values

At St Paul’s United Methodist Church, we are driven by a set of core values that shape our spiritual journey and interactions with one another:

  • Inclusivity: We welcome and embrace people of all backgrounds, races, and identities, fostering a community that celebrates diversity.
  • Worship: We believe in the power of worship as a transformative experience, connecting us with God and one another.
  • Service: We are committed to serving our local and global communities, sharing God's love through acts of kindness and compassion.
  • Discipleship: We strive to deepen our faith through lifelong learning, discipleship groups, and engaging in personal spiritual practices.
  • Justice: We advocate for justice and equality, working towards a more just society by addressing systemic issues and supporting marginalized communities.
  • Stewardship: We are responsible stewards of God's creation, nurturing the environment and utilizing our resources wisely for the benefit of all.

Our Theological Foundation

As a United Methodist Church, our beliefs are rooted in the theological foundation of the United Methodist tradition. We affirm:

  1. The Triune God: We worship one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  2. Grace: We believe in the transforming and saving grace of God, freely given to all.
  3. Sacraments: We recognize the sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion as sacred practices that draw us closer to God.
  4. Scripture: We uphold the Bible as the inspired Word of God, providing guidance and truth for our lives.
  5. Mission and Outreach: We are called to live out our faith in the world, sharing the love of Christ through mission and outreach activities.
  6. Connection: We value our connection with other United Methodist churches and seek to work collaboratively within our denomination.

Our Commitment to the Community

As a community rooted in faith, St Paul’s United Methodist Church is devoted to serving and supporting those in need. We actively engage in:

  • Community Service: Through partnerships with local organizations, we provide assistance and support to individuals and families facing various challenges.
  • Mission Trips: We participate in mission trips, both locally and globally, to make a positive difference in communities around the world.
  • Outreach Programs: We offer outreach programs such as food drives, clothing donations, and education initiatives to address the specific needs of our community.
  • Social Justice Advocacy: We actively advocate for social justice issues, working towards creating a more equitable and inclusive society.

Join Us in Faith

We invite you to join our vibrant community of faith at St Paul’s United Methodist Church. Whether you are seeking a place of worship, looking to deepen your spiritual journey, or wanting to serve others, we welcome you with open hearts and arms.

Explore the pages on our website to discover more about our ministries, worship services, and upcoming events. We look forward to connecting with you and sharing the love of Christ as we journey together in faith.

Andrew Lyman
Great to see St. Paul's United Methodist Church embracing inclusivity and living out their core values!
Oct 12, 2023