What We Believe

United Methodists are a connectional denomination who hold faith in the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Though each congregation has its own unique personality our beliefs are very similar. 

Scripture

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. By reading and studying the scriptures; Old and New Testaments, we can discover God’s Word for our lives and our daily living. Everything that is needed for salvation is found in the Bible. Since the books of the Bible were originally written in ancient languages we use many modern translations to help us more fully understand the Word. We especially encourage studying the Bible in groups so that insights can be shared together. 

Church

The church is the Body of Christ, formed by the Holy Spirit, to assist each person to grow into a mature faith. The United Methodist Church is only one branch of the Church “family tree,” and as United Methodists we recognize all baptized Christians as Brothers and Sisters in faith. We are all called and enabled by the power of God at work in us to live faithfully, serving God and our neighbors. Though we may have different theological emphases we are all equally loved by our loving God.

All persons regardless of age, sex, race, national origin, are invited to be part of our faith family at Trinity United Methodist. 

Sacraments

Baptism and Holy Communion are the two sacraments recognized by United Methodists. We recognize and acknowledge any Christian baptism and do not re-baptize. Since we understand these rites as gifts of Grace, we welcome all persons in attendance at our services to receive Communion. 

We encourage you to read more about Methodist beliefs by going to the United Methodist web site:  umc.org/whatwebelieve  or better yet attend one of our services, and be sure to ask questions. Go ahead, ask lots of questions! 

For a more detailed statement of United Methodist Beliefs and Doctrine, go to umc.org.