OUR HISTORY

 

Methodists believe we are called to practice the teachings of Jesus Christ in the world around us - and to inspire others to join us in this pursuit.  We also believe in four key ways to achieve a better understanding of Christ's teachings:

 

• through Scripture (what does the Bible say?)

 

• through the traditions of the Church (how does the Church interpret the Bible?)

 

• through our own experience (have I felt this principle of faith at work in my life?)

 

• through human reason (does this principle make intellectual sense?)

 

Methodism itself was founded by John Wesley and his brother Charles in 1729 in Oxford, England. Methodism as a popular movement dates from 1738, when the Wesley brothers began preaching and attracting like-minded followers.  In 1744 the first annual conference was held and the Articles of Religion were drawn up with emphasis on repentance, faith, sanctification, and the privilege of full, free salvation for everyone, an important distinction in class-conscious England. For more info on our faith check out UMC.org

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” -- John Wesley 

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