Rehoboth United Methodist Church
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Here at Rehoboth 

 

As part of the connectional family of churches we call The United Methodist Church, Rehoboth has stood for over 100 years as a shining example of Methodism, thought, theology, witness, and service to others.  

 

First known as simply The Methodist Church, on April 23, 1968, Rehoboth became a part of a larger connectional body through a merger with The Methodist Church and The Evangelical United Brethren Church.

 

What we believe here at Rehoboth is deeply rooted through a common heritage of other likeminded Methodist and Wesleyan bodies that have had their beginnings influenced through the lives and ministries of John and Charles Wesley, who as Church of England missionaries, brought a new sense of revival to England, America, and later the entire world.

Our beliefs can further be defined through The United Methodist Book of Discipline which states our church  “reflects our Wesleyan way of serving Christ through doctrine and disciplined Christian life.” The Discipline further states that United Methodists “are a worldwide denomination united by doctrine, discipline and mission through our connectional covenant.”

 

At Rehoboth what we believe is further defined by our study of scripture, church tradition, reason and experience, with scripture holding the deciding element in definitions, studies and belief.

In addition as a connectional member of The United Methodist Church, Rehoboth stands together worldwide with beliefs that are best defined by our common United Methodist Social Creed which states:

“We believe in God, Creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of creation. We believe in the Holy Spirit, through whom we acknowledge God’s gifts, and we repent of our sin in misusing these gifts to idolatrous ends.

We affirm the natural world as God’s handiwork and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement, and faithful use by humankind.

We joyfully receive for ourselves and others the blessings of community, sexuality, marriage, and the family.

We commit ourselves to the rights of men, women, children, youth, young adults, the aging, and people with disabilities; to improvement of the quality of life; and to the rights and dignity of all persons.

We believe in the right and duty of persons to work for the glory of God and the good of themselves and others and in the protection of their welfare in so doing; in the rights to property as a trust from God, collective bargaining, and responsible consumption; and in the elimination of economic and social distress.

We dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the world, to the rule of justice and law among nations, and to individual freedom for all people of the world.

 

We believe in the present and final triumph of God’s Word in human affairs and gladly accept our commission to manifest the life of the gospel in the world. Amen.”

 

 

For further information on the beliefs and practices of our church, please click on the following link to visit The United Methodist Church What We Believe Page. 

 

Our Mission Statement:

Rehoboth United Methodist Church is a diverse fellowship of believers, empowered by the Holy Spirit, demonstrating the love of God to all through Jesus Christ.