the apostle's creed

Considered one of the earliest the documents written by early followers of Jesus; the Apostles’ Creed is crafted in the form of a confessional statement of Christian belief. This creed has withstood the test of time, as it outlines what it means to be a Christian in one of the simplest and yet meaningful forms.

Today this creed is often recited aloud in worship at First United Methodist Church. 

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; 

and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, 

born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; 

the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, 

and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; 

from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, 

the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. 


more resources to consider

What We Believe

According to our foundational statement of beliefs in The Book of Discipline, we share the following basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities...

Articles of Religion

The Articles of Religion are the official, historic doctrinal statements of Methodism, as abridged by John Wesley.