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The United Methodists Believe…

We Believe that 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.

We Believe 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.

We Believe 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.

We Believe 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.

(Source: United Methodist Handbook * The People of the United Methodist Church, p. 16.)

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Looking for more information about our faith? Check out these additional websites below:

www. umc.org  – Official site of the United Methodist Church
www.neumc.org/nme  – Northern Maine District
www.neumc.org  – New England Annual Conference
www.rethinkchurch.org  – A ministry of the United Methodist Communications