Marion Center First United Methodist Church
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Who we are

The Methodist Church is based on the teachings of John Wesley.  John Wesley was an ordained Anglican priest.  At a prayer meeting in London on May 24, 1738, he had a powerful spiritual experience that inspired him to become the first teacher of “Methodism.”  Today, Wesley’s life and teaching still carry a special meaning to United Methodists:  the goal of being faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, the example of sharing God through missions, concern with social problems, and openness to ecumenism.  In the words of John Wesley: “A Methodist is…one who loves the Lord his God with all his heart, with all his soul, with all his mind, and with all his strength.”

What do United Methodists believe?

We share a Christian commitment.  The distinguishing marks of a United Methodist are probably best illustrated by a commitment to the basics of Christianity and by a Christian lifestyle – rather than by assenting to a particular scheme of beliefs.  We have several sources for our faith, including:  the Bible, John Wesley’s writings, the Articles of Religion, the Confession of Faith, the United Methodist “Book of Discipline,” theologians and educators.

We also share a common heritage with other Christians.

This heritage includes:

  • Conviction that God has mercy and love for all people
  • Belief in a triune God –Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • Faith in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ
  • Celebration of the sacraments

In these and many other ways, Methodism affirms the unity of all Christians in the Body of Christ.  United Methodists also have 4 main guidelines for belief. These guidelines help them understand their faith: scripture, experience, tradition and reason.  They are interdependent and allow for variety in theology.

 

CONTACT US

Call (724)397-5517
Email mcfumc@comcast.net
PO Box 197
204 Main Street
Marion Center, PA 15759
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