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.

OUR BELIEFS

United Methodists also share four main guidelines for belief. These guidelines help us understand our faith and make choices in our life; they include the following:

• Scripture

• Tradition

• Experience

• Reason

 

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

SAFE SANCTUARIES

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.

HISTORY

The exact founding date of the Winnfield church is not known, but it is believed to date back at least to the 1850s. From 1859 to 1865, Rev. J.F. Bellany served as the chaplain of the local Masonic Lodge. He was a Methodist minister and is believed to have held services in the area.

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

Worship Time Sunday: 11am – Noon
Reach us by phone: (318) 628-4181
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