What We Believe


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.


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