WHAT WE BELIEVE
A Triune God
We believe in a triune God -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in God's self-revelation as three distinct but inseparable parts.
We believe in one true, holy, and living God who is creator, sovereign, and preserver of all things visible and invisible. God is infinite in power, wisdom, justice, goodness, and love. God rules with gracious regard for the well-being and salvation of all people.
We believe that we best know and understand God in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. He is the source and measure of all valid Christian teaching. We believe in the mystery of salvation in and through the redeeming love of God found in the teachings of Jesus, his death and resurrection, and promised return.
We believe that God's love is realized by the activity of the Holy Spirit, both in our personal lives and in the church. The Holy Spirit is a constant presence in our lives, by which we find strength and help in time of need. The Spirit comforts, sustains, and empowers us.
Grace is a primary emphasis within the United Methodist Church. Grace is the undeserved, unmerited, and loving action of God in human existence. Through grace, God summons us to repentance, pardons us, claims us as new people in Christ, and gives us hope of life eternal. In spite of suffering, violence, and evil, we assert that God's grace is present everywhere. Despite our brokenness, we remain people created by a just and merciful God. God's grace and human activity work together in faith and good works. While faith is the only response essential for salvation, salvation shows itself in good works. Personal salvation always involves service to the world. We believe that Jesus calls us to put our love into action. The United Methodist Church reaches out to establish peace and justice in the world through many ministries.
We believe that there are two sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion. Both are initiated by Jesus Christ as symbols and pledges of God's love for us. Entrance into the church is acknowledged in baptism and may include persons of all ages. Baptism is followed by nurture and in the growing awareness of the baptized of Christ's claim upon their lives. Persons baptized as infants and children accept baptismal promises in Confirmation. We baptize persons by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion.
We believe the Lord's Supper is a memorial of the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ and a symbol of the union Christians have with Christ and with one another. All persons -- saints and sinners, children and adults, members and guests -- are welcomed at our Savior's table.
The Universal Church
With other Christians, we declare the essential oneness of the church in Christ Jesus. We affirm our unity with other Christian communities as we confess one holy, universal, and apostolic church. As a sign of our unity, we welcome persons baptized in and members of other Christian communions.
Welcome to St. John's UMC online. We are located near downtown Fort Mill, South Carolina at 130 Tom Hall St. We would love to have you worship with us.
We have three great worship experiences that will allow you to experience the Word of God.
8:30 am Sanctuary Worship
9:30 am Fellowship Time
11:00 am Sanctuary Worship
6:30 pm Relevant. Authenic. Casual Worship (Sept - May)