What We Believe

As United Methodists we believe that …

  • God is Love and we are vessels of God’s love in the world.
  • God so loves the world that God emptied God’s self in the form of Jesus to show us the ways of love.
  • Jesus’s life and ministry help us to know that we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
  • The Holy Spirit guides us to do what we never thought possible when we open our hearts to Love.
  • The Bible is the inspired word of God and a blueprint for living the Christian life. It is our source for faith and practice.
  • The Church is a group of people who covenant together to practice loving God and our neighbor. This begins with having compassion for ourselves – our regrets, our fears, our brokenness. 
  • Our mission is to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. In other words, to care for each other, our neighbors and all of creation.

Every donation helps to extend our mission. You can give electronically through Vanco Online Payments, or you can mail your check to JUMC, PO Box 81, Joseph, OR 97846.

Thank you for supporting the ministries of Joseph United Methodist Church!