Every church has an ethos ... an atmosphere. RUMC folks have a way of making you feel right at home. Whether you prefer a traditional organ & choir service or would rather relax with a cup of fair trade coffee around a table, we hope you'll find this to be a place where you can belong.
United Methodists have a few quirks:
We believe that church should be a safe place to ask questions, express doubts and wrestle with the issues of faith.
We believe that everyone is invited to the Table of Grace and we practice open communion every week.
We believe we are created in the image of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for loving relaionships. We are invited into that loving relationship through the self-giving of God in Jesus Christ and we live it out through the Holy Spirit in loving community and in mission to the world.
We believe that prayer is what connects us to God and to one another.
We believe that scripture is "God-breathed and is useful," but is also to be viewed through the narrative of God's love, the audience to which it was written, the type of literature it is, and with the witness of the Holy Spirit to guide our understanding.
If you have questions about United Methodist beliefs go to www.umc.org.