North Is An Open, Inclusive, and Welcoming Church
We affirm that through God’s redeeming love, all are one in Christ. YOU are welcome at North.
North United Methodist Church is an inclusive and reconciling community. We welcome all regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic or marital status, physical or mental ability, economic status, political affiliation, faith history, education and all other ways in which we are human.
We believe that all have received God’s love and grace. We seek to transform our church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love. We celebrate the diversity of North Church.
We respect the inherent worth and valuable contributions each member makes to the Body of Christ.
As we journey toward reconciliation, we proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion and discrimination within the church. We welcome all persons to full participation in the life and ministries of North United Methodist Church.
What We Believe
With Christians around the world, we share the basic affirmations of faith as expressed in the Apostles’ and the Nicene Creeds. As members of the Wesleyan tradition, which began in England in the 18th century, we affirm the doctrinal standards of our tradition. As United Methodists, we are inspired by the social principles of our denomination. As members of the Reconciling Ministries Network within the United Methodist Church, we strive for an inclusive church for LGBTQ persons. To learn more about our witness, read “North Church and the LGBTQ Believer.” Copies are available at the front office.
Our purpose is to invite, support, and encourage all people to become deeply committed Christians. As followers of Christ, we emphasize God’s love for all people, the intersection of spirituality and justice, and the calling to make a difference in the world.
As a church, we envision ourselves as:
- A strong, metropolitan and neighborhood church
- Deeply involved in community, metropolitan, and international issues
- Offering vibrant and inspired worship
- Respecting all kinds of diversity
- Building meaningful and supportive relationships
- Caring for one another along with our local and global community