What We Believe

God

The United Methodist Church believes in God who is one, revealed in three distinct persons.

Jesus Christ

We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus’ life, death and resurrection demonstrated God’s redeeming love.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst. When we sense God’s leading, challenge, support or comfort, it’s the Holy Spirit at work.

Human Beings

Genesis 1:27 asserts that we’ve all been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate and to create.

The Church

The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry to the world today.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.

God’s reign

The reign of God is both a present reality and a future hope.

Sacraments:

We celebrate two sacraments, or sacred ways of connecting with God, namely Baptism and Communion.

United Church of Rogers Park Mission Statement:

“United Church of Rogers Park is a United Methodist Church where all God’s people are welcome! We enjoy being together and discovering the common faith that emerges from our diversity.   Warm and informal in spirit, we welcome all in Christ’s name.
United Church of Rogers Park seeks, by thinking globally and acting locally, to make known God's love for persons of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, and economic classes.
What does God require of us? 
But to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.”

To find out more about what we believe, please visit the United Methodist Church's doctrinal page

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Believe Out Loud

On Sunday 26 August 2018, the choir’s worship anthem was Believe Out Loud by David Lohman.  The lyrics from this piece speaks volumes how United Church of Rogers Park [UCRP] acts toward the community by being a church for all people.  Many churches display signs “We welcome ALL people” when in fact “all” is really “most.”  UCRP knows it can be truly a struggle to be an all inclusive church.  Looking at the folks in UCRP, there is a multitude of persons of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, and economic classes.

Believe Out Loud should become UCRP’s anthem of what we believe and act by doing justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.

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 Believe Out Loud

This video is not UCRP choir.
Hope to have once posted soon.

It’s time to believe out loud.
No more staying silent! It’s time to proclaim aloud the faith that we hold dear.
It’s time to reach out to the rejected. It’s time to stand up and say, “No more!”
It’s time to create a church in this day where everyone’s welcomed in the door.
It’s time to believe out loud, it’s time to be strong and proud;
It’s time to believe, believe out loud.


Our God remains unchanging, yet in so many ways the Holy One’s still speaking, for this we offer praise.  Yet God’s all loving guidance too often goes unheard. But there is yet more wisdom to break forth God’s Word!

If thoughts like love and justice are more than hollow words, we’ll listen for the Spirit and let our hearts be stirred. We’ll learn to think in new ways, the doors we’ll open wide.  The table’s set and ready, bring everyone inside!

The love of God is boundless, we’re never turned away.  And out of this abundance this gift we must repay.  We’ve got to stand with millions who’ve heard the Spirit’s call, and shout it from the mountain: “God’s love is meant for all!”

It’s time to believe out loud.
No more staying silent! It’s time to proclaim aloud the faith that we hold dear.
It’s time to reach out to the rejected. It’s time to stand up and say, “No more!”
It’s time to proclaim a world of welcome and bring everyone through the open door.
It’s time to believe out loud, it’s time to be strong and proud;
It’s time to believe, believe out loud.