United Methodist Church
Corner of Corbett & Pembina Trail
Three blocks south of the Best Western Holland House
"Blessed to be a Blessing"
Rev. Brenda North
Lisa Braun, Ministry Coordinator
Nikki Larsen, Director of Children & Youth
Ellen Kensinger, Secretary
Jane Ballard, Organist
Diane Jordan, Choral Director
Ted and Marvel Sims, Custodians
OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Th 8am-2:30pm & Fri 8-Noon
Worship: 8:15 am "Casual" service in our Fellowship Hall 10:30 am Traditional Service
Summer Worship: 8:15 am & 10:00 am
(Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Small Blessings Childcare/Preschool
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Director: LeAnn Graham
We are a missionary force of Christians inviting persons into a relationship with Jesus Christ, nurturing their growth, and sending them to transform the world.
WHO WE ARE:
While a congregation simply cannot have a single theology (owing to the diversity of each member), we do experience common ground in describing our faith. Each community takes on its own particular theological personality; important phrases, images, themes, words, assumptions, discernments and habits of the heart tend to emerge and govern the whole body's theology.
Our theological personality as a congregation tends to reflect the
God is the "Ground of Being" itself, "in which we live and move and have our being."
Incarnation: God's self is embedded in all creation.
A faith relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
We find our true lives in the mystery of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
An understanding of ourselves as God's "beloved" daughters and sons.
Commitment to cooperating in, recognizing and building God's Reign in our midst by: our prayers, our presence, our gifts and our service.
God's Kingdom is not in some distant future, but in our midst, "has come near."
God's self revelation is multi-dimensional, and is found at least in these authorities; Scripture, Church Tradition/Teaching, Reason, Our Experience, Creation.
Faith is defined as a "relationship with" rather than "belief in" God.
Tolerance/Acceptance of those who differ.
Diverse images/names of God (not only male names/images).
Appreciation of John Wesley's "Plan of Salvation";
Prevenient Grace ¯ Justifying Grace ¯ Sanctifying Grace
Transformation or Sanctification (the process of becoming more whole/holy) is our life-long privilege as God's beloved children.
Salvation is a community experience as well as individual.
Emphasis on hospitality, openness - rather than purity & separation.
Belief that God is a God of abundance, and that we are "Blessed, to be a blessing."
Full assent to the early Wesleyan phrase;
"In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, charity."
Come, join us in transformation & ministry!