To share hope, belonging, and liberation with the world by living out Jesus’s extravagant love.

Our mission is to change the world by living the love, hope, belonging, liberation, and perseverance we have come to know through Jesus. We think loving God and changing the world should start right here in Sanford, which is why we’re always trying to find new ways to Love Thy Neighborhood.  



Core Beliefs

As a congregation of the United Methodist Church (UMC) we subscribe to the Articles of Religion and Confession of Faith as found in the United Methodist Book of Discipline. We are also highly influenced by the sermons of John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement in 18thcentury England.

For a detailed explanation of our beliefs, visit the UMC web site. For access to John Wesley’s sermons, visit the General Board of Global Ministries/UM History web site.



About the United Methodist Church

Regardless of one’s age, race, life-story, or standpoint, each unique individual is welcomed within our church. No matter where a branch of the United Methodist Church may be located, the underlying structure remains the same, which we refer to as “connectionalism.” We strive to weave the fabric between our disciples through our appointed-clergy system, mission-based outreach practices, and united giving.


“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.” (Acts 28:19-20)


Derived from this “Great Commission,” our church’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We uphold this all-encompassing objective through four basic principles: welcoming, worshiping, nurturing, and sending.

This page provides a brief overview of our purpose of action within the United Methodist Church. Please visit the Main UMC Website for more details on our mission, our faith, our people, and our world.