Where did the word “Methodist” originate?

John and Charles Wesley and a few other young men attending Oxford University met regularly in the 1720s to improve themselves intellectually and spiritually and to help others become better Christians. So systematic were their habits of religious duty and their rules of personal conduct that other students began to refer to them as “Methodists.”

What are the sacraments of The United Methodist Church?

United Methodists recognize two sacraments – Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.

If I became a member does the Church tell me what to do or what to give?

Although we are a community of faith, participation and generosity are personal responses. It is our belief that if a person is truly inspired by their relationship to God through Jesus Christ then participation and generosity happens with a sense of joy and gratitude.

What is expected of me as a member of The United Methodist Church?

You are asked to declare your commitment to follow Jesus Christ with your lifeā€¦to participate faithfully in the life of the church with your prayers, your presence, your gifts and your service.