Who we are

Our community of faith at First United Methodist Church is a place where people are encouraged to hear God's voice, love one another, show compassion to others, and follow Jesus more closely than ever before. We desire to pour forth God's love in every direction, so our local and global community can be transformed. Specifically, we want to help the lost ones be found, the children be loved, the broken be healed, the races be reconciled, and the poor be lifted up.

Our Core Values

  • LOVE GOD: We seek to be Christ-centered and live in God's GLORY, through worship, prayer, and reading Scripture. Led by the Holy Spirit, we choose to follow God's will in our decisions. 
    It is only through God's GRACE that we receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and
    that we love and follow God first in our lives.  
  • BUILD COMMUNITY: Through discipleship, we experience GROWTH together in faith, no matter where we are on our spiritual journey. We invest in people of all ages, and we empower others to lead. As we grow in our spiritual life, it becomes our responsibility to help those who are early in their faith journey.
    In Christ, we commit to integrity and unity by living authentically, practicing humility, being respectful, and showing kindness as we love one another. This family of faith cares for and supports one another in GROUP as we do life together. All are welcome here. 
  • UNLEASH COMPASSION: As a missional church, we use our individual GIFTEDNESS to reach out with compassion to others both locally and globally, showing the love of Jesus. 
    We live out GENEROSITY with our time, talents, gifts, service, and witness. We follow Christ's example of serving others, putting their needs ahead of our own. 

what we do

Our Mission

True Life Change

Our Strategy

We seek to engage persons of every generation who are on a spiritual journey. In a culture defined by entertainment and materialism, more and more people are seeking something beyond themselves. When we engage in a life rhythm of these three practices, lives are transformed:

  • Celebration = Loving God through worship
  • Community = Building relationships with a group of Christian friends
  • Compassion = Unleashing Christ's compassionate love to those in physical and spiritual need.

what we believe

What We Hold As True

About God

There is one God eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
(2 Corinthians 13:14).

About Jesus

Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God who died for our sins and rose
from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-8).

About the Bible

The Bible is the inspired word of God, a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path, and contains all things necessary for salvation (Psalm 119:105, 2 Timothy 3:16).

About Sin

Every person has sacred worth as a creation of God, but all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23).

About Salvation

All persons experience a saving relationship with God as we turn away from sin, confess our faith in Jesus Christ, and trust in his all-sufficient work on the cross (Romans 6:23 & 10:9, John 14:6). Forgiveness of sins, wholeness, and the promise of eternal life are available to all those who trust Jesus Christ as their Forgiver and Leader
(Matthew 9:5-7, John 3:16-17 & 5:24).

About Baptism and Communion

Baptism and communion are the two channels of God’s grace instituted by Jesus Christ and celebrated as sacraments in the church (Matthew 28:18-19, Acts 2:38,
Matthew 26:26-29).

About the Church

The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and it exists to lead spiritually adrift people to faith, edify believers, and be the hands and feet of Jesus in this world (1 Corinthians 12:12-31, Acts 2:42-46, Ephesians 4:1-16).

About Jesus' Return to Earth

Jesus Christ will one day return to earth, judge the world in righteousness, and usher in the New Heaven and the New Earth where he will reign forever as King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 19:11-16, 20:11-15, & 21:1-22:17).