we’re all about Jesus Christ
Our Beliefs: Our vision says this: “Getting and growing people in relationship with Jesus.”
We are all about Jesus Christ at Tylertown UMC. We believe that Jesus was who he said he was, the Son of God who came and died for our sins. So if this is your first time in church, we hope that you get to know Him as we do, because He’s truly what life is all about for us!
“No one is a stranger.” Every person who walks through our doors is important to us, so if you ever feel like just another number, we’re doing something wrong and I give you permission to tell me about it.
As a group of God’s people we care about you and your family and we’re here not only to feed you spiritually, but to help in any way we can. We love doing it and it’s why we exist!
At Tylertown UMC we are all about relationships. We hope to cultivate and grow meaningful and positive relationships between each other, but also go further by getting and growing in relationship with God. Christianity is all about a Person, and less about a set of rules. That means that we exist to be in a relationship with someone, that’s Jesus, and merely not to obey a religion.
open to all in love of Christ
We observe Holy Communion because the Lord told us to. We are to obey His commands: And when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:24, NIV) Holy Communion is open to everyone.
The table of Holy Communion is Christ’s table, not the table of The United Methodist Church or of the local congregation. The table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ’s love and to lead a new life of peace and love, as the invitation to the table says.
At Tylertown UMC, we celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month.
It’s the beginning
We do infant baptism. You have heard people say, “I was baptized Methodist,” or “I was baptized Presbyterian,” which could mean that in baptism they got their identity papers and that was the end of it. But baptism is not the end. It is the beginning of a lifelong journey of faith.
It makes no difference whether you were baptized as an adult or as a child; we all start on that journey at baptism. For the child, the journey begins in the nurturing community of the church, where he or she learns what it means that God loves you. At the appropriate time, the child will make his or her first confession of faith in the ritual the church traditionally calls confirmation. Most often, this is at adolescence or at the time when the person begins to take responsibility for his or her own decisions.
If you experienced God’s grace and were baptized as an adult or received baptism as a child and desire to reaffirm your baptismal vows, baptism still marks the beginning of a journey in the nurturing fellowship of the caring, learning, worshiping, serving congregation