The United Methodist Church, in Stevens Point and Plover, has been growing disciples for Christ since 1856. Christ is the center of our congregational life. The church, its members and friends, have been and are now vital contributors to the fabric of our community where they work, play, go to school, volunteer. In all things, we seek to have Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. We believe that we have inherited a great faith legacy from Christian brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, neighbors, friends and faithful strangers that have gone before us. That faith legacy calls us to mature in our faith, to find ways to act justly and to serve those in need.
Our Mission, Vision and Core Values
The people of the United Methodist Church create a legacy by living these core values.
Our spiritual journey together transforms us into faithful followers of Christ.
We welcome all persons into our Christian community.
God’s love inspires us to an adventurous life of commitment to ministry.
Through God’s love we are a people of compassion reaching out to the world.
The United Methodist Church is part of a Wesleyan movement that now claims a total of 18 million members of various Methodist churches around the world. There are 8.5 million United Methodists in the United States and one million members of the denomination outside the United States.
The United Methodist Church is part of the church universal. All persons, regardless of race, national origin, status or economic condition are welcome to attend its services, to receive Holy Communion, and after taking vows, to be baptized and admitted into membership.
United Methodist preaching and teaching is grounded in Scripture, informed by Christian tradition, enlivened in personal experience, and tested by reason.