Social Creed of Christ United Methodist Church

Reconciling Ministries Congregation

December 19, 2013

This is an article by Dr Thomas Ogletree, former Dean of Yale & Wesley Theological schools.

May 17, 2011
Annual Charge Conference

The decision was overwhelmingly approved  to become a Reconciling Ministries congregation in order to join others across the nation who work to welcome all persons of faith into the community that calls itself Christ United Methodist Church, without exception of gender identity.

November 4, 2008
Unanimous Acceptance of the following statement by vote of the Church Council

Open Hearts. We strive to be a church with hearts big enough to love unconditionally. We want our love to extend to the homeless, children in poverty, singles, families and countless people in our valley who need a hand up. Therefore, we work closely with outside groups and agencies as we share God's love to those who need it most. We are also concerned about God's children around the world and give generously to a wide variety of missions and projects.

Open Minds. We strive to be a church that is thoughtful. We want to be a community of people ready to try something new for God. We respect the differences of opinion between people. We want to be open-minded about our own beliefs and quick to remember that, as John Wesley said, we do not all have to believe alike in order to love alike. Christ Church works alongside other churches and other religions as we serve God.

Open Doors. We believe all are God's children and we believe God gives grace to everyone. People of all races, nationalities, abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds and gender identity are warmly welcome. Membership is desired, but not required for attendance. We accept people wherever they are on their faith journeys, and all are welcome to partake of the Lord's Supper. We hope all who wish to follow Jesus Christ will feel included in the family that calls itself Christ United Methodist Church. 

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