we believe...

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

that God is full of mystery yet is intensely personal...

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

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

that through the sacraments of baptism and holy communion we gain a more intimate understanding of God's grace manifested through community...

that baptism is a symbol of transformation and is available to people of all ages...

that the table of holy communion is open to all who desire to encounter the risen Christ, regardless of whether they are members of white rock umc or are united methodist at all... 

that, 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 bound by human context. we think scripture is to be wrestled with in the context of our traditions, experiences, and ability to reason... 

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

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

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