The United Methodist faith is deeply rooted in the Scripture and in the basic beliefs of all Christians.
Out of that theology and the faith have grown some specific actions that mark United Methodists as Christians engaged in ministry to the world.
The early members of the groups that eventually became The United Methodist Church.
We took strong stands on issues such as slavery, smuggling, and humane treatment of prisoners.
Established institutions for higher learning.
Started hospitals and shelters for children
and the elderly.
Founded Goodwill Industries in 1902.
Became actively involved in
efforts for world peace.
Adopted a Social Creed and Social Principles to guide them as they relate to
God's world and God's people.
Participated with other religious groups in ecumenical efforts to be in mission.