Church History?

A brief history of Wesley Church of Hope and the United Methodist Church.

Methodist Traditions?

The Christian calendar and Holy holidays marking the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.

The Bible?

Both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible serve as sources of primary guidance for our faith.

Sacraments?

The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments – baptism and communion.

Starting Points?

When you need encouragement and refreshment for your soul, turn to these Scriptures and topics.

Your Personal Spiritual Gifts?

While all of life is a gift from God, these twenty gifts are lifted up within Scripture as the gifts of the Spirit, given specifically for the upbuilding of the body of Christ.

Discipleship?

Discipleship involves a ministry of outreaching love and witness to others concerning Christ and God’s grace.
Sin

Sin

Sin is a persistent force in our lives. The good news is that when we confess our sin, God promises to forgive us (1 John 1:9). 

United Methodists understand our need to confess our sin before God and one another.  When we gather for worship, United Methodists often pray a prayer of confession together.  Confession and pardon together remind us that we are sinners saved by grace. 

Of course, we need not wait until the next worship service to confess our sin. We can go to God in prayer at any time to acknowledge our failures and struggles, and ask for God’s forgiveness.

Many United Methodists also gather in small groups to confess their sin to one another for support and spiritual growth. People in our lives who pray for us, cheer us on, and ask how things are going are a source of strength as we confront temptation.

  • Romans 12:21
    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.