St. Marys United Methodist Church located at 104 Washington Street in St. Marys, WV.
Who are United Methodists?
United Methodists come in all sizes, shapes, colors, dispositions, outlooks and life experiences, but they share a unique outlook forged in the shared experience of a church and a nation born in a century of remarkable change. No matter how or where they serve Jesus Christ around the world, United Methodists do God’s work in a unique connectional covenant. Our theological traditions are steeped in the Protestant Reformation and Wesleyanism, and similar ecclesiastical structures and relationships that date back almost two hundred years.
John Wesley and the early Methodists saw their work in the simplest, most uncomplicated terms:
Do all the good you can, to all the people you can, in all places you can. We are dedicated to a life of Christian purpose – a life of participation and personal responsibility, of generosity, sacrifice and self-restraint, responding to the call of Jesus Christ. Today we speak many languages and live in many countries – with different cultures, ethnic traditions, national histories and understandings of Christian faith and practice. We are a covenant community, concerned about God’s children everywhere. In life’s clouds of doubt and division, we see the sunlight of God’s purpose that brings healing, hope and harmony. We love worship, study of God’s word, music, church suppers, and a sense of community, a sense of belonging. We welcome people of faith into our churches, and people who are searching for answers to life’s tough questions, too, because we know what it’s like to feel alone and unsure… to need a welcoming place with open hearts, open minds, open doors. We roll up our sleeves and say, "Let’s get to work," as we answer the call to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We live the promise we made the day we joined The United Methodist Church… the promise of our prayers, our presence, our gifts and our service