What We Believe

We are a diverse theological mix.  (“Many parts, one body” 1 Corinthians 12) Our diverse beliefs extend far beyond the original three denominations that formed the federation in 1929. We understand that each person entering this church comes with their own history that informs their personal theology. We respect the uniqueness of each individual.  Acceptance, tolerance and love allow the many different theological expressions to agree to disagree.

We believe that God’s grace is unearned and extends to all humanity. (“…since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”  Romans 3:23-24). We believe that if God can love each of us equally then we are called to extend that same unconditional love towards each other. We believe that everyone shall be treated with the same love and respect regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ethnicity, religious background, addiction, socioeconomic status or any other societal label or physical or mental ability. (“Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.  Forgive and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37)

We believe that the work of the church extends far beyond the physical structure used as a meeting place. The church is the people who gather together in the name of God and understand that “the world is our parish” (John Wesley). We are called to “love our neighbor as our self” (Luke 12:30-31), “go make disciples” (Matthew 28:18-20), and “care for the hungry, thirsty, strangers, naked, sick and imprisoned.” (Matthew 25:34-46)