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To build followers of Jesus Christ who love and serve God and neighbor.jerusalem cross logo



Scriptural teaching

Intentional disciple making

Gracious hospitality

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Loving God and neighbor through acts of Worship, Service , Devotion, Compassion



The United Methodist Church


United Methodist History in Brief

The Methodist movement began in England with John Wesley, a clergyman in the Church of England, and his brother, Charles, who would provide some of the movement’s most beloved hymns.  They formed small groups to nurture people in the Christian faith.  The Methodist Episcopal Church was born in the newly formed United States of America in December of 1784.  Experiencing some unfortunate divisions in the 1800’s, the Methodist Episcopal, Methodist Episcopal South and Methodist Protestant churches merged in 1939 to form The Methodist Church.  The United Methodist Church was formed in 1968 with the union of The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church.

For more information on our history and beliefs, please click here.


Our Beliefs

As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.



God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons. Read More



We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrates God's redeeming love. Read More


Holy Spirit

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


Human Beings

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


The Church

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


The Bible

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


God's Reign

The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope. Read More




The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments in which Christ himself participated: baptism and the Lord's Supper.



  • Baptism marks the beginning of our lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • Through baptism, we are joined with the Triune God, the whole of Christ’s church, and our local congregation.
  • The water and the work of the Holy Spirit in baptism convey God’s saving grace, the forgiveness of our sins, and new life in Jesus Christ.
  • Persons of any age may be baptized—infants, children, youth, and adults.
  • United Methodists baptize in a variety of ways—immersion, pouring, or sprinkling.
  • A person receives the sacrament of baptism only once in his or her life.

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The Lord's Supper (also called Holy Communion, Eucharist)

Served Every Week

  • The Lord’s Supper is another name for the Eucharist, the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving the church offers to God for all God has done, is doing, and will do to save us and renew all things in Christ.
  • Through offering ourselves in praise and thanksgiving, and through receiving the bread and cup—which the Spirit makes for us the body and blood of Christ—celebrating the Lord’s Supper together nourishes and sustains us in our journey as disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • As we pray together and receive the body and blood of Christ together, we are united with Christ, with one another, and in ministry to all the world.
  • All who love Christ, earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another are invited to join us in offering our prayer of thanksgiving and receive the body and blood of Christ—regardless of age or church membership.
  • Congregations serve the elements of the Lord’s Supper several ways, but always include both bread and cup.
  • The Lord's Supper is to be celebrated and received regularly—John Wesley said, “as often as [one] can.”




Everyone is invited into membership at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church. Those who wish to join will make sacred commitments to God and the church and receive the welcome of the congregation and its commitment to help you grow in your faith.  You will have the opportunity to pledge to “Faithfully participate in the ministries of the church by your prayers, presence gifts, service, and witness.” *              


*From Membership and United Methodists, Cokesbury, 2010.


For those interested in Membership at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, please contact:


Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor

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