Welcome to St Mark’s United Methodist Church! We are a vibrant and inclusive faith community dedicated to spreading the love and teachings of Jesus Christ. Our church, located in the heart of Bay Presbyterian Church, is a place where all are welcome to embrace their spirituality and connect with a community that supports and uplifts one another.
At St Mark’s United Methodist Church, our beliefs are the foundation of our community. We believe in:
The Triune God
As United Methodists, we believe in the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We worship one God who exists in three distinct persons. This belief forms the core of our faith and guides us in our daily lives.
The Teachings of Jesus Christ
We strive to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and model our lives after his example of love, compassion, and service. Jesus taught us to love one another, care for the marginalized, and seek justice and peace in all circumstances.
The Bible as Our Guide
The Bible holds great significance for us. We view it as the inspired word of God and a guide for our faith and actions. Through scripture, we find wisdom, comfort, and guidance for navigating life's challenges.
Social Justice and Inclusion
As a community rooted in love, we are committed to social justice and inclusion. We embrace diversity and strive to create a welcoming environment for people of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. We believe in advocating for equality, fighting against discrimination, and addressing systemic injustices.
We actively engage with our community, seeking to make a positive difference in the lives of those around us. Through various outreach programs, volunteer initiatives, and partnerships with local organizations, we aim to meet the needs of our neighbors and promote a more compassionate and caring society.
Guided by our beliefs, we have established core principles that shape our community's identity:
Faith in Action
We believe faith without action is incomplete. Our community is committed to putting our faith into action by serving others, working for justice, and meeting the spiritual and physical needs of those around us.
Inclusivity and Acceptance
Everyone is welcome at St Mark’s United Methodist Church. We celebrate the diversity of God's creation and seek to create an inclusive and accepting space where all can experience love, belonging, and growth in their faith.
Discipleship and Learning
We are a community of lifelong learners, dedicated to deepening our understanding of God's word and growing in our relationship with Christ. Through educational programs, small groups, and Bible studies, we encourage spiritual growth and nurture discipleship.
We believe in responsible stewardship of God's creation. We strive to care for the Earth and its resources, promoting sustainability and mindful consumption. We also recognize the importance of stewardship in managing our talents, time, and financial resources to advance God's work.
Join Us Today!
If you resonate with our beliefs and principles or are curious to learn more, we invite you to join us at St Mark’s United Methodist Church. Experience the warmth of our community, engage in transformative worship, participate in meaningful service opportunities, and embark on a spiritual journey filled with love, hope, and purpose.
Contact us or visit our website for more information about our worship services, programs, and events. We can't wait to welcome you into our faith community!
Community and Society - Faith and Beliefs
- Faith community
- Christian beliefs
- Methodist Church
- Triune God
- Teachings of Jesus Christ
- Bible as our guide
- Social justice and inclusion
- Diversity and acceptance
- Faith in action
- Discipleship and learning