Our mission statement: We invite all to grow and share in Christ's love.
The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The vision of the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church: To make disciples for Jesus Christ by equipping their local congregations for ministry and by providing a connection for ministry beyond the local church, all to the glory of God. The Minnesota Annual Conference leads in this through what it identifies as its "Gospel Imperatives":
Grow in Love of God and Neighbor (the Great Commandment, Matthew 22:37-40)
Reach New People (the Great Commission, Matthew 28:19-20),
Who is God?
We believe in one God who is a trinity in nature. We believe God is the creator, and He sent his son Jesus to earth, fully human, fully divine. We believe that Jesus sacrificed himself upon a cross to atone for humankind's sin, and that he rose again, resurrected in body and spirit, and joined his Father in Heaven. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the advocate, sent to Christs' disciples after his ascension into heaven, and who continues to live in the hearts of believers now.
As United Methodists, we affirm two sacraments: Holy Communion and Baptism.
Baptism: We affirm both infant and adult baptisms. Baptism is a sign of a profession of faith, a new birth into a life with Christ.
Communion: Also known as Eucharist, Communion is a celebration of the redeeming work of Jesus, our Savior. All are welcome at God's table who profess a love for Christ and a desire to know Him more intimately. We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of every month, as well as during special events throughout the year. We grow our own grapes on the church property, which we press into juice each fall. We serve non-alcoholic grape juice as part of the Communion service.
Means of Grace
God's grace is freely given, not earned. A life in faith can be experienced to the fullest. By engaging in a variety of different forms of living out our faith (also known as means of grace), we experience God in a fresh, exciting way. Bible study, both individual and corporate, prayer, acts of mercy, fasting, attending worship, visiting the sick, feeding the hungry, meeting in small groups, and engaging in the sacraments are all ways to deepen our relationship with our Savior. We encourage all of these opportunities to help grow and strengthen one's faith.