At First United Methodist we worship the one and only triune God whom we know as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe God created the universe and all that is in it.
We believe God is both sovereign (all powerful) and loving, and that we can know and experience God's love in our life.
We believe that God has expressed the fullness of His love through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that through Him we have abundant life and the forgiveness of sins (our wrongdoings).
We believe in God's Holy Spirit, which is God's continued presence with us today.
We believe it is by the Holy Spirit that we are able to know, love and serve God, as well as one another.
We believe in the authority of Scripture as God's inspired word and that it is the story of our salvation. The Bible is our primary source for understanding God's will for our lives and for the world. Our reason, experience, and the history of the church's interpretation help us to understand more fully what God is teaching us in the Bible.
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement in England, emphasized God's grace. God loves and is present with all people by His prevenient grace. God graciously forgives, restores and receives us through His justifying grace. God continues to grow us into better followers of Jesus through His sanctifying grace.