What We Believe
Parker UMC belongs to the United Methodist denomination. The United Methodists can be found around the world sharing our faith with open hearts, open minds and open doors. The California-Pacific Conference is made up of about 400 congregations in southern California, Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan.
1. JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is at the center of everything. We believe that Jesus is the only one who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life. We believe that Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
2. THE TRINITY
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
3. THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives.
4. THE SEPARATION
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
5. THE RECONCILIATION
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and a fresh start with God, we must repent of our sins, believe in Jesus, and commit to His will for our lives.
6. THE CHURCH
We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together.
About the UMC
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.