As a Denomination
The United Methodist Church is an 11-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens doors and opens minds through active engagement with our world.
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
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As a Church
At Kingston United Methodist Church, our belief is that everyone is a child of God, and we welcome all of God’s children, wherever they may be on their spiritual journeys. Through worship, prayer, music, Bible study, and group discussion, we offer opportunities to connect with God and with others.
We believe that God is a loving, forgiving parent, always waiting patiently to welcome us back when we stray. We believe that Jesus is the beloved Son of God who lived and died to show us how to live as children of God. We believe that the Holy Spirit is our constant link to God, offering support and guidance throughout our lives.
Jesus gave us two commandments: “To love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind . . . and to love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-40) If we strive to follow these commandments in our daily lives, we can experience the Kingdom of God “on earth, as it is in Heaven.” John Wesley, the founder of our church, broke these commandments into three steps: Do no harm; do good; stay in love with God. As a church, we work hard to follow each of these and we would welcome your companionship on that journey!