United Methodists

Calvary is a United Methodist Church.

It all started when John Wesley, the guy to your right, started taking God seriously. Click on this old school claymation video to get a quick history. Yes, claymation. Check back here as we add more information on what it means to follow Jesus from a United Methodist perspective.

If you want to know what we believe click here. We're always learning!

For information on the overall mission and beliefs of our United Methodist Faith Community visit the United Methodist Church's website.

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The Trinity

  • God is understood in three distinct forms. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are commonly used to refer to the threefold nature of God. Sometimes we use other terms,  such as Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.

Sovereign God

  • 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 loving. We can experience God's love and grace.

Our Savior

  • That Jesus was human. He lived as a man and died when he was crucified. We believe that Jesus is 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. In Christ 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.

Holy Spirit

  • 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.

Created in His Image

  • 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 all humans need to be in relationship with God in order to be fully human.

The Church

  • That the church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ's life and ministry in the world today. We believe that 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. We believe that the church is called to worship God and to support those who participate in its life as they grow in faith.

The Bible

  • That the Bible is God's Word.   We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice. We believe that Christians need to know and study the Old Testament and the New Testament (the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Scriptures).  We believe that the Bible contains all things necessary for salvation.  

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coffee with  the pastor

Pastor Matthew offers a "Coffee with the Pastor" gathering every other month for people considering membership at Calvary. During this time, he'll share the Calvary & UMC history and faith and answer any questions. 

Free child care is provided upon registration. The next class, from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Parlor, will be Sunday, October 23. To sign up please email the church office.