BELIEFS

Our Mission

We are unashamedly followers of Jesus Christ.

Trinity United Methodist Church’s purpose is to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The way we are made into disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world is by living into the Great Commission: found in Matthew 28:18-20:

Jesus, gave them his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” (the words of Jesus, The Message translation)

Our church is a member of the United Methodist Church, a Christian, worldwide denomination of more than 11 million people. Our denomination holds a number of shared beliefs and theological practices in common, and you’ll find an easy-to-understand, thorough overview of them at the official United Methodist Website.

Sacraments

In the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion, Marriage, and Blessing of the Dying we commend the world to Hope in the everlasting Word of God.

Baptism

Baptism is our entry into the church. Baptism is the sign of the New Covenant, the divine promise applied to the life of each of us. In Baptism, we are named God’s beloved. 

Communion

As we gather at the Lord’s table, we confess and are forgiven. In sensitivity, we offer communion with Grape Juice and Gluten Free Bread. All are welcome at Christ’s Table. 

God

Our relationship with God is a powerful force in our lives, one that is ever changing and ever constant. 

Church

In Church we are the Body of Christ, a working group of believers dedicated to Hope, Love, Trust, Justice, Steadfastness, Courage, and Faith.

Jesus

The Word of God made flesh, Jesus is the incarnation, coming into creation to show us the Way, the Truth, and the Light. 

The Bible

 A beautiful collection of books, letters, songs, and prophesies: the Bible, the Word of God, tells us of the struggle we will have in our relationship with God individually and as a people, and the redemptive nature of God our Creator. 

Salvation

We follow Jesus to know how to live our lives, but as theologian Paul Tillich writes, to be Christian means to ‘accept that you are accepted’ by God. 

Inclusion

All of God’s children who seek a relationship with with Body of Christ are welcome. We ask that you tell us how you see inclusive behavior, so that we can come joyfully to welcome everyone. 

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, which is the spirit of truth left when Jesus ascended, works in us and through us and is active in the world. It is the inspiration for compassion, understanding, and service as we listen.

The Holy Trinity

God – Son- Holy Spirit. We acknowledge the three-in-one nature of God.

Sin

Sin means to miss, or to fail, in our Godliness. In those moments when we have missed the mark, we are called to repent, or to shift back toward God, in thought or action, that we may encounter the world with Love.

Social Justice

What is our role in building God’s kingdom here on earth? We can only know that for every injustice we let stand, we will be called to account by God to seek repentance.

Evangelism

We seek to share God’s word and God’s love with the world with example, invitation, and with listening. We seek not to proselytize, but to welcome others into their own relationship with God among a community of believers cherishing and serving God’s creation.

Family

The family inspires our community. We are a Trinity Family, children of God. We also seek to serve families, nurturing every generation, providing support for life’s struggles, instruction and activities to keep life fun and interesting, and working with the model of a Faithful God to build trust. 

The Cross

A symbol of God’s great love. Of Christ’s great sacrifice. And of our unearned forgiveness.