What We Believe

Marcellus UMC Vision Statement

We are a community seeking God’s direction for discipleship.  We are called to support one another; help people beyond our doorss meet their spiritual and material needs, teach and share with others the lessons of our Christian faith, and intentionally glorify God through a variety of worship expressions.

As a community seeking God’s direction for discipleship we are called to:

  • Support one another by:
    • Visiting the sick and homebound
    • Praying for the church and its people
    • Keeping people well informed
    • Offering personal assistance
    • Accepting diversity and building one another up
  • Help people beyond our doors meet their spiritual and material needs:
    • Facilitating mission experiences
    • Inviting people to worship and church activities
    • Participating in ecumenical events
    • Communicating effectively in a variety of ways
  • Teach and share with others the lessons of our Christian faith by:
    • Presenting a variety of small group learning opportunities
    • Offering Sunday School classes for all ages
    • Providing strong leadership for education
    • Encouraging activities to apply lessons learned
  • Intentionally glorify God through a variety of worship expressions by:
    • Integrating a broad range of music styles
    • Utilizing laity of all ages
    • Appreciating that God speaks to people differently
    • Theming worship to be relevant to daily life
    • Inspiriting worshippers to share Christ’s love with others

We are a congregation of the United Methodist Church (UMC), a global denomination whose history is rooted in love and grace.  We read in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God — not the result of works, so that no one may boast.”

To read more about the UMC tradition, history and understanding of grace, please go to: www.umc.org

We are a part of the Upper New York Annual Conference of the UMC, over 900 congregations of local faith communities.  To read more about our regional associations:  www.unyumc.org