FUMC of Arlington

Beliefs

Beliefs

At First United Methodist Church of Arlington, our discipleship theme is “Connecting in Christ”. Living as followers of Jesus calls us to connect with God, with one another, and with our neighbors. What connections is God calling us to make in 2019?" 

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we connect with God, with each other and with our community through:

  • Unconditional Grace and Forgiveness;
  • Joyous Generosity;
  • Extraordinary Hospitality;
  • Vibrant Worship;
  • Engaging Opportunities for Spiritual Growth; and
  • Relationship-Based Missions and Community Involvement.

Service

The United Methodist Church is an 11-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens doors and opens minds through active engagement with our world. As United Methodists, we emphasize not only believing, but also living out those beliefs—putting our faith and love into action.

At First United Methodist Church of Arlington, we put our faith into action through our ongoing mission projects.

Because of God’s love for us, we offer our lives back to God through a life of service. Our faith always includes a social dimension. Our love of God is always linked to love of neighbor and to a passionate commitment to seeking out justice and renewal in the world.

Servicio

La Iglesia Metodista Unida es una iglesia global de once millones de miembros que abre corazones, abre puertas y abre mentes a través del empleo de atención activo con nuestro mundo. Como metodistas undios, enfatizamos no solamente la creencia sino tambien el vivir de esas creencias—poniendo en práctica nuestra fe y nuestro amor.

En la Primera Iglesia Metodista de Arlington, ponemos en práctica nuestra fe a traves de nuestros proyectos misioneros en marcha. Because of God’s love for us, we offer our lives back to God through a life of service.

A causa del amor de Dios para nosotros, ofrecemos nuestras vidas a Dios a traves de una vida de servicio. Nuestra fe siempre incluye una dimension social. Nuestro amor para Dios siempre está enlazado al amor de nuestro prójimo y a un compromiso apasionado a buscar la justicia y la renovación del mundo.

Basic Affirmations

We share the following basic affirmations with all Christian denominations:

  • We experience the trinity of God as Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer
  • We affirm the divinity of Jesus Christ and his life, death and resurrection
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is God with us
  • We believe that human beings are created in the image of God
  • We understand the church as the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today
  • We believe the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice
  • We celebrate the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion 

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