WHO WE ARE

As a United Methodist Church, we are part of the second largest denomination in America; a denomination that has Churches in almost every city in the country and a footprint of mission and ministry around the world. We are a Church and denomination that celebrates faith, community and mission. We believe Christ transforms us and our charge is to transform the world.

 

Our Methodist heritage is undergirded by the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. We are an orthodox church with traditional views about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, conversion, salvation, and heaven. We celebrate the divinity of Christ and the fact of His Resurrection. We believe in the Trinity. We believe the Bible is authoritative, inspired and our guide for faith and practice. We emphasize grace and celebrate two sacraments; Holy Communion and Baptism. We believe in evangelism; bringing people to faith in and a life lived in relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe in social holiness;  we grow as Christians in community knowing that life change often happens through small group discipleship.

OUR CORE BELIEFS

  • WE BELIEVE in one living and true God, who is revealed in three ways: as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • WE BELIEVE that Jesus is the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary, truly God and truly man, who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven. He atoned for the sins of all believers when He died on the cross. Three days later, God raised Him from the dead. Now He lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.
  • WE BELIEVE the way of salvation is to confess one’s sin and to trust in Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord.
  • WE BELIEVE one day Jesus will return to earth in triumph. He will receive all believers into His eternal Kingdom and will judge the unrighteous.
  • WE BELIEVE the Bible was inspired by God and contains all things necessary for salvation. When read under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the Bible is our true rule and guide for faith and practice.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT OR DISTINCTIVE ABOUT BEING A UNITED METHODIST?

Traditionally, United Methodists have proclaimed the following emphases: 

  • THE AVAILABILITY of God’s grace for all
  • SALVATION is both personal and social
  • THE CHURCH as a community of Christ’s disciples who seek to share in God’s mission
  • THE INSEPARABILITY OF KNOWLEDGE (intellect) and VITAL PIETY (devotion to religious duties and practices) as components of faith
  • SEEKING HOLINESS of heart and life both as individuals and in our society
  • A COOPERATIVE MINISTRY AND MISSION in the world often referred to as “connectionalism”
  • A LINK between Christian doctrine and Christian living

 

What to expect

Our church is warm and welcoming, with a focus on our outward community, as well as our inward community.
You will be welcomed with open arms into whatever service you decide to attend. 

Our services last no more than an hour and you are welcome to come as you are. Children are welcome in all of our services; however, our 11am Contemporary service is geared especially towards families with children.

We are requiring masks at this time and social distancing is set throughout both our sanctuary in our traditional services and our worship center in our
contemporary services.

WHY THE PURPLE DOORS?

For the past 50 years, we have been known in our community as the “Purple Door” Church.


The purple on the doors is something intended to be much more than a unique characteristic. Purple is the color of royalty! Through these doors pass the royalty of God! Our royalty is not a status we have earned. We are who we are because of Him to Whom we belong.

As Peter writes in 1 Peter 2:9, “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, God’s own people that you may declare the wonderful deeds of Him who called you out of darkness into
His marvelous light.”