A Welcome from our Pastor
Dr. Sydnor Thompson, III
At First United Methodist Church our mission is to “share the light of Christ on Main Street and beyond.” How can we share God’s light in a world so full of darkness? Of course, we can’t share anything we haven’t first received. We can’t shine as Christ’s light in the world if we are not connected to the source. And so we come together as Christ’s disciples, acknowledging our need for God’s loving and healing presence in our lives and trusting in his generous mercy. As United Methodists, we anchor ourselves in loving community, coming together around the Sacraments and the Scriptures to be nourished by God’s Holy Spirit at work among us. All are welcome here. We are a church of “open hearts, open minds and open doors.”
At First United Methodist Church we also believe that God has blessed us to be a blessing. God gives us the gift of his love in Jesus Christ so that we might share that love with others. And so we commit ourselves to the work of the church, putting hands and feet to the faith that we proclaim. In giving ourselves in tangible acts of love, mercy and kindness, we encounter the living Christ and his light shining among us.
And so we welcome you to First United Methodist Church and its ministries, trusting you will find here a church family to call home and a place where the light of Christ will also shine in you!
Yours in faith,