What Membership Means

Being a member of Walnut Creek United Methodist Church means:

You are a part of a community united in God’s love, actively sharing that love with all.
As a congregation, we are united as a family in Christ by:

  • celebrating God’s spirit through song, prayer and reflection.
  • encouraging and supporting each other through Christ-centered, loving relationships.
  • growing spiritually through prayer, Bible study and listening for God.

We share the good news of God’s love by:

  • performing acts of compassion, mercy and justice in the neighborhood, the community and the world.
  • inviting those historically excluded from the church into our community.
  • welcoming all with openness and without judgment.

Being a part of the United Methodist Church means that you are part of an 11-million strong global church that puts faith and love into action. United Methodists are committed to “practical divinity” that is highlighted through:

  • a mission-oriented and socially conscious practice of faith. For over 200 years we have expressed concern for the worker, the sick, the poor, the orphaned, the aging, the impaired, the oppressed and the imprisoned.
  • a faith guided by scripture, tradition, experience and reason. The Bible is the record of God’s people living out God’s promise.
  • celebrating diversity and inclusion. Our church participates in the struggles of women, people with physical and mental impairments, racial and ethnic-minority groups. The Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, one of the hundreds of “reconciling congregations,” also believes that neither church nor society should discriminate against anyone because of their sexual orientation.
  • we are a connectional church cooperating with other churches or national and interfaith groups to spread the gospel, care for those in need, alleviate injustice and foster peace.

Want to delve deeper into the history and beliefs of the United Methodist Church? Start your research here and then reach out to us, we would be happy to continue the dialogue with you.