United Methodist Church of Livonia, NY

What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of United Methodist Church of Livonia based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

God

We confess belief in the triune God – the Father creator of all that is, the Son our redeemer, and the Holy Spirit who sustains us.

Revelation

God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.

Humankind

As sinful creatures, we have fallen short of the glory of God, we have become estranged from God, wounded ourselves and one another, and wreaked havoc throughout the natural order. We stand in need of redemption.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.

Salvation

We hold in common with all Christians a faith in the mystery of salvation in and through Jesus Christ.  Through faith in Jesus Christ we are forgiven, reconciled to God, and transformed as people who are part of God’s chosen people.

The Church

The Church is meant to be the hands and feet of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God , and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We affirm the general ministry of all baptized Christians who share responsibility for building up the church and reaching out in mission and service to the world.  More on baptism.

Ressurection

Through Christ's death and resurrection the powers of sin and death have been broken over us.  God raised Jesus from the dead and now, by grace, offers us the gift of a life lived with God now and eternally to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior.

Worship

Worship is at the center of the Christian life.  All worship begins with the acknowledgement that our God is great. He is great because He created the world. He is great because He gave us His Son, Jesus Christ, Further, through worship we recognize and confess that Christ died for us.
Worship brings us into the very presence of God and in response  we offer our sacrifice of praise in song, in prayer, and in our lives.  
WORSHIP AT UMCL

Read Pastor Hoyt's Blog

June 2021 Pastor Hoyt wrote a blog to the church explaining and affirming the core values of UMCL. 

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