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What We
Believe

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, 
in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, 
at all the times you can, to all the people you can, 
as long as ever you can."

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At Manchaca UMC

No matter who you are, who you love, or what you believe, you are welcome at MUMC! Our church is open to everyone — regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, beliefs, economic standing, political affiliation, physical and mental capability — and we welcome you just as you are.

We do not seek to reshape you to fit a certain image. As United Methodists, we believe in the importance of diversity of thought. As John Wesley would put it: "As to all opinions which do not strike at the root of Christianity, we think and let think." 

Above all, we believe in Loving God and Loving Others, which can be accomplished by adhering to John Wesley's three rules: Do No Harm, Do Good, and Stay in Love with God. It is on these principles that we build our community.

He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)

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As United Methodists

As members of the United Methodist Church, we turn to the Book of Discipline and the practices of John Wesley for our core principles.

If you would like to see more of what the United Methodist Church believes, you can find that here.

You might also be interested in looking at our Methodist Moments, which include history of the denomination/John Wesley, as well as information on some core beliefs of the United Methodist Church. You can find those blog posts here

The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments, baptism and communion. These two acts have a special place in the church because Jesus commanded them and participated in them. To learn more from the United Methodist Church, click here.

Staying United Methodists

About 20% of UMC congregations are currently disaffiliating from the United Methodist Church; therefore, United Methodists may find themselves alienated or excluded through the actions of disaffiliating congregations.

A “Lighthouse Congregation” is a United Methodist local church that declares itself to be a safe haven and refuge for individuals who seek to remain United Methodist. We will retain our United Methodist connection and identity with a commitment to conduct on-site and online ministry with inclusion, respect, hospitality, love, and grace for all persons consistent with the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Therefore, Manchaca United Methodist Church is committed to being a “Lighthouse Congregation,” and offers its love, prayers, fellowship, and ministry to faithful United Methodists.

More information about what it means to be a Lighthouse Congregation in the Rio Texas Conference can be found on their website here.

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