From the Book of Discipline
What We Believe: As United Methodist, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church's life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
Social Principles: The United Methodist Church has a long history of concern for social justice. Its members have often taken forthright positions on controversial issues involving Christian principles.
History of the Church: On April 23, 1968, The United Methodist Church was created when Bishop Reuben H. Meuller, representing The Evangelical United Brethren Church, and Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke of The Methodist Church joined hands at the constituting General Conference in Dallas, Texas.
The Constitution: The organization of each unit in the church is carefullly spelled out in the Book of Discipline. All members are at least acquinted with the local church. It includes those who have professed their belief in Christ, have been baptized, and have taken the vows of membership.