WHO WE ARE
WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH
We love welcoming newcomers among us, whether they’re here only once or stay for a lifetime; our greeters in the Narthex would be happy to help you find your way around.
Please write your name, address, email address and phone number on the attendance pad found at the end of each pew during worship, and it will be picked up during the offering by an usher. Your address and phone number will allow us to send you some more information about the church – If you have an email address include that also.
For United Methodists, baptism is the sacrament of initiation that joins us with the church and Christians everywhere. It’s a symbol of new life, a promise of God’s saving love, and a sign of God’s forgiveness for our sins. Both infants and adults can be baptized, because God offers the primary work in the sacrament. A person receives the sacrament only once in his or her life. Water is the special symbol of baptism. United Methodists baptize by sprinkling, immersion, or pouring.
To find out more about the history and beliefs of the United Methodist Church, go to www.umc.org/what-we-believe
In 1996, General Conference delegates passed a resolution requiring all conferences to adopt policies to safeguard children and youth. Through the program, churches train and certify persons as safe workers with children and youth in United Methodist ministries.
Safe Sanctuaries policies include such things as screening and checking references for paid employees and volunteers; preventing abuse, recognizing signs of abuse and reporting incidents of abuse; making sure insurance coverage is adequate; and developing building usage policies.
The first church was built when Daniel Kelly, a local lawyer, donated an acre of land to the church in 1870. The frame building served as the Methodist church and was also used for Baptist services and as a schoolhouse.
For more information please visit the conference historical register page www.la-umc.org/churchhistorydetail/849333