8:30 A.M. Sunday Worship 9:45 A.M. Sunday School (beginning September 24th)
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Guiding Principles

 

The Depth and Breadth of God

We believe that there is more to God than we can begin to imagine and that as our individual and collective worlds change, our experience and understanding of God can continually broaden and expand.

Exploring the Meaning of Life

We believe it is important to search for answers to difficult life questions:  Why am I here?  Where did I come from?  Is there a God?  What is my purpose?  What gives life meaning?  Why do bad things happen to good people?  What is the secret to happiness?  What happens when I die?

Discovering God is a Lifelong Journey

Discovering God is a lifelong journey, requiring active participation in spiritual practices that open our eyes, ears, hearts, and minds to a deeper understanding of self and a closer intimacy with our Creator God.  We are committed to being a place of wonder, awe, and curiosity about faith, life, and the world.

Spiritual Practices

We are committed to offering both individual and collective spiritual practice experiences that support travelers in various stages of their faith journey, including worship, prayer, study, dialogue, shared meals, exercise, service, and play.

Relationships and Community

We are committed to welcoming all people into Christian Community with open minds, open hearts, and open doors.  We travel together searching for meaning and looking for ways to make a difference in our local community and the world.

Walking the Talk

We are committed to operating in a way that mirrors the loving example Jesus lives for us.  We are also committed to helping each other have hope for the future and believe in the power and possibilities of who we can be.

Faith in Action

We are committed to taking action, both individually and collectively, to make a difference locally and globally.  God gave each of us special gifts.  We are called to use those gifts to do God's work.

Our United Methodist Tradtion

We are committed to discovering what God has called The United Methodist Church to be in the 21st century.  The Wesleyan tradition calls us to be unbound, outbound, and active, to teach, heal, feed the hungry, speak out about injustices, and call the world to more faithful living.