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OUR BELIEFS

We believe:

God loves us and all of creation more than we can ever understand, and God calls on us to act with love and service toward everyone we meet.

God's grace is available to everyone before, during, and after our lives here on earth. 

God is full of mystery yet is intensely personal.

God created all things, God came to live with us in the person of Jesus, and God's Spirit continues to live among and inside us today.

Through the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion we gain a more intimate understanding of God's grace manifested through community. Baptism is a symbol of transformation and is available to people of all ages. Holy Communion is open to all who desire to encounter the risen Christ, regardless of whether they are members of White Rock UMC or members of any church at all.

All people are called by the Holy Spirit to be in ministry, to serve in worship, and to care for the community.

As a diverse community, our relationship with scripture is complicated. Some in our community believe scripture to be infallible, while others believe it to be completely dependent on human context. We think scripture is to be wrestled with in the context of our traditions, experiences, and ability to reason. We welcome questions.

Our faith requires both a personal relationship with God and a call to bring real change and transformation to the world we encounter.