What is our mission?
To follow and invite others to follow Jesus Christ.
What is our vision?
Recognizing the abundance of God’s amazing grace…
We celebrate: We are a collection of individuals from a diverse and evolving community with varied backgrounds and lifestyles. All of us have unique gifts from and relationships with God. All are welcome; we strive to recognize God in everyone. We are focused on the future, continuing to build on the work of previous generations and on the foundation of our joy in knowing God.
We support: United in Christ, we support each other in our journey of faith, and encourage one another to reach beyond our comfort zones. We are a thinking church. We are also a church of action, not satisfied sitting on the sidelines of our community.
We serve: We strive to let our actions speak loud and clear in North Liberty and God’s world. Before our actions can speak, we must first listen to those around us including those who are commonly unheard. God can be known to others through the actions of God’s people. We are the hands and feet of God, delivering God’s blessings to anyone in need. For even Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve.
What do United Methodists believe?
If you would like to know more about what we believe, please go to the website at www.umc.org. Another great way to discover what we believe is to go to worship or Sunday School. We love to talk. Ask questions – anything is fair game!
How do I find out what’s happening at First United Methodist?
There are several ways to keep up on what is happening. The website has the current list of Adult and Youth Classes/Activities. In addition, we also put out a monthly Newsletter. Both of those items are available on paper copies at the church as well. On Sunday mornings, you will get an announcements page at the door. Check the screens before the service for last minute announcements and a highlighted calendar of events. We have a friendly Welcome Center Desk in the Fellowship Hall with our up to date Newsletter and Companion News on paper copies too. (sign up for that by giving us your email address on the attendance sheet during service or contacting the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-2762.
How do I get connected?
If you are new to us, you are undoubtedly seeking to connect with other people. The good news is that there are many opportunities to do just that in the church! Wanting to meet others with similar interests? Pick up a Connections Booklet or a Small Groups & Bible Studies Booklet at the Information Booth at the Church Office Entrance or at The Welcome Center Desk . Check the website or Newsletters to see what Bible studies and groups are offered for each age group.
What do we have to say about today’s issues?
Read the United Methodist bishop’s letter on God’s Renewed Creation.