Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
WHO WE ARE:
The United Methodist Church:
~ Who are we?
~ What do we believe?
Who Are We:
The United Methodist Church’s motto is “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” We are a world-wide church, and the largest mainline denomination in the United States. We believe the Christian faith is grounded in the love and grace of God, experienced through Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. We are a people dedicated to a life of Christian purpose – “Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God.” Lastly, the Mission of the United Methodist Church is “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Our church is also a church that is all about faith in action, and there is rarely a moment where we are not active. Therefore, we are always in motion because God is always moving, and we believe this is a wonderful blessing to our identity.
What We Believe:
We believe: that God is understood in three distinct forms: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And we acknowledge that our triune God has a threefold nature, sometimes referred to in other terms such as Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.
We believe: in one God, who created the world and all that is in it. We believe that God is sovereign; that is, God is the ruler of the universe. We believe that God is all loving and that we can experience God’s love and grace at anytime.
We believe: that Jesus was human. He lived as a man and died when was crucified. We believe that Jesus is also divine. He is the Son of God. We believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and that the risen Christ lives today. We believe that Jesus is our Savior, and in Him we receive abundant life and forgiveness of sins. We believe that Jesus is our Lord and that we are called to pattern our lives after His.
We believe: that the Holy Spirit is God with us. We believe that the Holy Spirit comforts us when we are in need and convicts us when we stray from God. We believe that the Holy Spirit awakens us to God’s will and empowers us to live obediently.
We believe: that God created human beings in God’s image. We believe that humans can choose to accept or reject a relationship with God.
We believe: that every person is a beloved child of God, made in the image of God and is welcomed into God’s family.
We believe: the Church is a community of believers called to be instruments of God’s love and presence in the world. It is where people worship, share the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion, and help one another grow in Christian maturity through worship, prayer, study, fellowship, and service.
We believe: that the church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. We acknowledge the mission of the church is “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
We believe: that the church is “the communion of saints,” a community made up of all past, present, and future disciples of Christ, who are called to worship God and to support others as they grow in their faith.
We believe: that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the guide for Christian living. It is the primary source for understanding the nature and purposes of God.
For more information or for updates within our district, or conference, please visit the United Methodist website: www.neumc.org Daily and weekly updates are also provided throughout this website if you wish to sign-up and receive them. However, for any additional questions or inquiries – feel free to reach out to our pastor at any time for further assistance.
Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
For many years, on the second Monday of each month, WUMC provides and serves dinner for 60+ people at the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen in Waltham.
Whittemore School, Waltham
Members of the WUMC have had the privilege of spending time with folks at the Henry Whittemore Elementary School in Waltham. Our relationship has enabled us to serve in a variety of ways:
- Reading to children at the school
- Preparing snacks for children
- Donating holiday food packs to families
- Providing Christmas gifts through an Angel Tree
Waltham Alliance to Create Housing
(WATCH), operates in the city Waltham and its contiguous communities. They build, preserve and promote affordable housing, provide economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income people, and empower communities and stabilize neighborhoods. They help low income families change society, find a better place to live, and find better employment. They also teach English as a Second Language and train volunteers as tutors to work one-on-one with learners.