FUMC Core Values


Being a disciple of Jesus Christ is a lifelong journey of faith, growth, discovery, and celebration.
Our purpose as a church is:

1) To invite all who are willing to journey with us as we follow Jesus
2) To encourage, equip and exhort the body of Christ to maturity
3) To join in the redeeming work of God through the power of the Spirit

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
We affirm both the Old and New Testaments as the Holy Scriptures and are indebted to the early church that has brought us to this place and time.
 
We celebrate and affirm our heritage and beliefs as United Methodists and our Wesleyan heritage.
 
OUR JOURNEY AS DISCIPLES OF JESUS
Jesus said to his disciples, "Abide in me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me" (John 15:4). Though there are many ways we mature as Christians, below are six traits we consider as marks of discipleship:

1) Prayer: The practice of praying daily
2) Bible Study: Regularly studying God’s Word
3) Worship: Regularly attending weekly worship services
4) Witness: Being connected and committed to each other 
5) Giving: The giving of our time and resources
6) Service: Using our God-given spiritual gifts in service to others
 
THE SACREDNESS OF COMMUNITY
We believe in the sacred worth of every person in creation. We believe we are called to create a community of faith where all people are welcomed, valued, loved, and accepted indiscriminately. We believe being connected with other believers in an authentic faith community is essential to grow as disciples. This community is founded upon the principles of prayer, accountability, encouragement, healing, fellowship, and love.
 
OUR CORPORATE WORSHIP EXPERIENCES
Man was created to both experience and reflect God's glory. Regardless of the employed worship style, our aim is to always ascribe worth to God, declare truth to one another, and experience the manifest presence of God. The Church was never meant to be a place that appealed to the world through entertainment or pleasure; rather, we have received an inheritance that far outweighs any promise or comfort the world can offer - the very presence of God. 

Here at FUMC we practice both a Traditional (9:00) and Modern (11:00) style of worship. Scripture commands us to "Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 5:18b-20). 
 
 
For more information on our worship services, click here.
 
UNAFRAID WITNESS
We believe that a role of a disciple is to remember that people matter to God. We are instructed by Christ to reach out into our world and invite others to join us on this journey. We believe it is important to love all those around us and always be ready to give an answer for the hope that we have, whether it is through love, action, or personal testimony.  
 
We believe our community of faith exists to help us grow as disciples, so that we may participate in God’s redemptive work in our world. We are called to impact our world both locally and globally. As children of God, we cannot ignore the hurt, pain, and injustice that exist in our fallen world; we are called to reach out to all who are in need.
 
We are called to be leaders in the stewardship and care of our earth, conservation of our resources, care for the poor, and in the fight against injustice and oppression.