Sheridan Park United Methodist Church

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About the Bible

We believe the Holy Bible, Old and New Testaments, reveals the Word of God so far as it is necessary for our salvation.  It is to be received through the Holy Spirit as the true rule and guide for faith and practice...

(Article IV - The Holy Bible - The Book of Discipline of the UMC 2008 paragraph 103)

About God

We believe in the on true, holy and living God, Eternal Spirit, who is Creator, Sovereign and Preserver of all things...[God] is infinte in power, wisdom, justice, goodness and love, and rules with gracious regard for the well-being and salvation of [people]...

(Article I - God - The Book of Discipline of the UMC 2008 paragraph 103) 

About Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, truly God and truly man, in whom the divine and human natures are perfectly and inseparably united.  He is the eternal Word made flesh, the only begotten Son of the Father, born of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit. As ministering Servant he lived, suffered and died on the cross... 

(Article II - Jesus Christ - The Book of Discipline of the UMC 2008 paragraph 103)

About the Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who proceeds from and is one in being with the Father and the Son.  [It] convinces the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. [It] leads [us] through faithful response to the gospel into the fellowship of the Church. [It] comforts, sustains and empowers the faithful and guides them into all truth.

(Article III - The Holy Spirit - The Book of Discipline of the UMC 2008 paragraph 103) 

About the Church

We believe the Christian Church is the community of all true believers under the Lordship of Christ.  We believe it is one, holy, apopstolic and catholic. It is the redemptive fellowship in which the Word of God is preached by [disciples] divinely called, and the sacraments are duly administered according to Christ's own appointment.  Under the discipline of the Holy Spirit the Church exists for the maintenance of worship, the edification of belivers and the redemption of the world.

(Article V - The Church - The Book of Discipline of the UMC 2008 paragraph 103) 

About the Sacraments

We believe the Sacraments, ordained by Christ...are means of grace by which God works...in us...Two Sacraments are ordained by Christ our Lord, namely Baptism and the Lord's Supper.

(Article VI - The Sacraments - The Book of Discipline of the UMC 2008 paragraph 103)

About Good Works

We believe good works are the necessary fruits of faith...We believe good works, pleasing and acceptable to God in Christ, spring from a true and living faith, for through and by them faith is made evident.

(Article X - Good Works - The Book of Discipline of the UMC 2008 paragraph 103)

About Worship

We believe divine worship is essential to the life of the Church, and that the assembling of the people of God for such worship is necesary to Christian fellowship and spiritual growth.

(Article XIII - Public Worship - The Book of Discipline of the UMC 2008 paragraph 103)

 About The Christian and Property

Private property is to be used for the manifestation of Christian love and liberality, and to support the Church's mission in the world. All forms of property, whether private, corporate or public, are to be held in solemn trust and used responsibly for human good under the sovereignty of God.

(Article XV - The Christian and Property - The Book of Discipline of the UMC 2008 paragraph 103)

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sun Jan 21 @10:30am - 11:30am
Worship Service
Tue Jan 23 @09:30am -
Prayer Band

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Worship/Sunday School Times

  • Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
  • Worship 10:30 a.m.

Contact Information

4100 E Sheridan Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50317
(515) 266-6404

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