For more than 100 years, Fern Creek United Methodist Church has been serving the Fern Creek and Greater Louisville area.
Major Beliefs of United Methodists:
Communion… Communion, in the United Methodist tradition, is open to all people meaning you do not have to be a member of the United Methodist Church to receive communion. Communion is a call to repentance through which one deepens his/her relationship with God. It is one of the two sacraments of the United Methodist Church. We believe that all sacraments are acts of God’s grace. Communion is usually served the first Sunday of every month. (It is available for all who are homebound by making arrangements through the Church office.)
Baptism… In the United Methodist Church, baptism is one of the two sacraments of the tradition. Baptism is that vehicle through which one is initiated into the family of God. We accept baptism of persons of any age, i.e., infants as well as adults are baptized. We use three methods of baptism: immersion, pouring, and sprinkling. The individual in consultation with the pastor decides the method of baptism. Baptisms of persons from other Christian traditions are accepted and baptism is not repeated. Baptisms are performed at any service after discussion with the pastor.
Priesthood of All Believers… We affirm that God has given to each person graces and gifts that are to be used in service to God and others. This is the doctrine of the Priesthood of All Believers. We encourage members to develop these gifts. Opportunities for lay ministry are numerous.
Other Major Beliefs… United Methodism is Trinitarian in its faith; we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–Three in One and One in Three. We affirm the primacy of Scripture. We believe in the resurrection. We believe that our faith should be expressed in our service to God through our service to others. United Methodists are very involved with other churches, agreeing to work together for the Kingdom of God.