What We Believe
Welcome to University Park United Methodist Church
With all Christians, we believe in the inspired truth of scriptures and the fullness of God's self in Jesus.
As United Methodist Christians, we believe in grace, not judgement, as the starting point for understanding the love of God and our relationship to God. Unlike the common way of belief called Calvinism and its emphasis on predestination for the events and happenings in our lives, United Methodist Christians hold to the essential importance of free will as a gift from God. We believe that all people are given this gift.
This belief undergirds our inclusive regard for all people, valuing them to have sacred worth, since all are created children of God. This, too, undergirds our desire to welcome all people to our church, including YOU!