Our mission is to glorify God and make disciples for the transformation of the world.
WHAT WE DO
We glorify God in our regular and special worship services. Bible Study and other special studies help us to grow spiritually. Our Blessing Box has provided food for our food insecure neighbors since 2019.
Our community is made up of all types of people, but we are all one in Christ.
Thanks be to God!
"There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."
Pastor - Joel Maxwell
Choir Director - Greg Walton
Pianist - Melissa McEwen
Methodist services on Yellow Leaf Creek began about 1818 when circuit riders preached in the log cabins of the settlers. In 1837, Alfred Musgrove Lester donated the land on which the first building known as Lesters Chapel was built. We celebrate our bicentennial birthday this year, and we also look forward to an exciting future of loving God and loving each other. (Click here for more historical information.)
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The United Methodist Church shares a great deal with other denominations. Explore what we believe about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and more by reading about two pillars of our beliefs: The Nicene Creed and The Wesley Quadrilateral.
THE NICENE CREED
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Who, for us all for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
And we believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The phrase which has relatively recently come into use to describe the principal factors that John Wesley believed illuminate the core of the Christian faith for the believer. Wesley did not formulate the succinct statement now commonly referred to as the Wesley Quadrilateral. Building on the Anglican theological tradition, Wesley added a fourth emphasis, experience. The resulting four components or "sides" of the quadrilateral are (1) Scripture, (2) tradition, (3) reason, and (4) experience. For United Methodists, Scripture is considered the primary source and standard for Christian doctrine. Tradition is experience and the witness of development and growth of the faith through the past centuries and in many nations and cultures. Experience is the individual's understanding and appropriating of the faith in the light of his or her own life. Through reason the individual Christian brings to bear on the Christian faith discerning and cogent thought. These four elements taken together bring the individual Christian to a mature and fulfilling understanding of the Christian faith and the required response of worship and service. (https://www.umc.org/en/content/glossary-wesleyan-quadrilateral-the)