Mission Statement and Social Creed
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to witness the Living Christ and to promote Christian Discipleship opportunities.
Our Inclusion Statement
Lakeside UMC welcomes all persons, and does not exclude on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, political affiliation, gender expression, age, national origin, physical and mental ability, marital status, or theological perspective. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all people in our worship, study, fellowship, and mission ministries. We recognize that there are differences among us, but believe that while we may not think alike, we can, as Christians, love alike. (Adopted by Church Council, May 2, 2019)
Our Social Creed
We believe in God, Creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, the redeemer of creation. We believe in the Holy Spirit, through whom we acknowledge God’s gifts, and we repent of our sin in misusing these gifts to idolatrous ends.
We affirm the natural world as God’s handiwork and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement and faithful use by mankind.
We joyfully receive for ourselves and others the blessings of community, sexuality, marriage, and the family.
We commit ourselves to the rights of men, women, children, youth, young adults, the aging, and the people with disabilities, to improvement of the quality of life; and to the dignity and rights of all persons.
We believe in the right and duty of persons to work for the glory of God and the good of themselves and others and in the protection of their welfare in doing so; in the rights to property as a trust from God, collective bargaining, and responsible consumption; and in elimination of economic and social distress.
We dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the world, to the rule of justice and law among nations, and to individual freedom for all people of the world.
We believe in the present and final triumph of God’s Word in human affairs and gladly accept our commission to manifest the life of the gospel in the world.
Lakeside United Methodist Church
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of the United Methodist Church®