What We Believe

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

The United Methodist Church is a global denomination that opens hearts, opens minds and opens doors through active engagement with our world. The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
We are often called "The Big Tent" denomination. The core of our belief lies in our statement we recite each time we gather for Holy Communion, when we proclaim the mystery of our faith:
Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
We practice our faith as stated in the Nicene and Apostolic Creeds. We affirm, as our founder John Wesley did, we may not all think alike, but we can all love alike.
At Belmont Heights United Methodist Church we affirm that ALL are of sacred worth and believe that the sacraments and orders are available to all, without regard to race, status, or gender.

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