What We Believe


United Methodist Prayer for Families

In the United Methodist calendar, May is designated as Christian Home Month. Many churches such as Salem UMC can offer resources to help families on their spiritual journeys, including this prayer for families written by MaryJane Pierce Norton. Prayer: Gracious God, who created all of humankind and showed to us the importance of relationships with […]

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Easter Prayer

…. … Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. And so we feel it also announces the coming of the Easter Season. “The Easter Season, also known as Eastertide or the Great Fifty Days, begins on Easter Day and ends on Pentecost.” With thoughts of God’s love and being made […]

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What We Belive

“The United Methodist Church is a 12.3-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds and open doors through active engagement with our world. Read more about the church’s mission statement. 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 […]

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“What is the creed of The United Methodist Church?”

From the UMC.org “The original Social Creed was adopted by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1908 as a denominational statement decrying child labor and supporting the economic rights of workers, better workplace conditions, better wages and worker safety. “The Methodist Social Creed originated…to express Methodism’s outrage over the lives of the millions of workers in […]

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“Does the United Methodist Church ordain women?”

From UMC.org: “Clergywomen have been part of Methodism since John Wesley licensed Sarah Crosby to preach in 1761. Although women were ordained in the Methodist tradition as early as the late 1800s, it was the May 4, 1956 General Conference vote for full clergy rights that forever changed the face of ordained clergy.” From the […]

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