College Heights United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 21, 2017

What We Believe

John 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 and putting faith and love into action.  This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.  We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage.
 
United Methodists come from all walks of life; we are all colors, all shapes and all sizes.  We are a people dedicated to a life of Christian service - - "Do no harm.  Do good.  Stay in love with God."
 

                                                    THE MISSION OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

 

What We Believe

*We believe in the Holy Trinity:  God is our Creator, Jesus is our Savior, the Holy Spirit is God's presence with us and within the world.
*We believe in God's grace as an unconditional, undeserved, and unearned gift of God's love.
*We believe in Jesus Christ as the ultimate expression and fulfillment of God's grace whose life, death, and resurrection offer to all people transforming forgiveness
 and the promise of eternal life.
*We believe in the Bible as the Word of God.
*We believe prayer is our lifeline with God.
*We believe the church is the body of Christ in the world today, present to form disciples of Christ and to share
 God's love through Christ in the local and world wide community.
 
 The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments - - Baptism and Holy Communion.
 In Baptism a person is cleansed by the Holy Spirit and becomes a part of the body of Christ - - the church universal.  Once a person has been baptized, he or she
 never needs to be baptized again.  One may re-dedicate his or her baptism and she need is felt.
 In Holy Communion, we recall the Last Supper of Jesus with the disciples.  We celebrate and remember God's grace and mercy in Jesus, the resurrection of
 Christ, and Christ's continuing presence with us.  In the UMC all are invited to the Lord's table.  Communion is a means to God's grace and is therefore open to
 all who wish to come.
 
 
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