We believe that the church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.
We believe that the mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We believe that the church is “the communion of saints,” a community made up of all past, present, and future disciples of Christ.
We believe that the church is called to worship God and to support those who participate in its life as they grow in faith.
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness.
To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
The foundation of Christian living is faith in Christ.
Faith is the central loyalty that gives purpose and direction to our lives.
Every child of God is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, specially gifted to play a unique and valued role in the body of Christ.
United Methodists insist that faith and good works belong together.
What we believe must be confirmed by what we do.
Personal salvation must be expressed in ministry and mission in the world.
We believe that Christian doctrine and Christian ethics are inseparable, that faith should inspire service.
The integration of personal piety and social holiness has been a hallmark of our tradition.
We affirm the biblical precept that "faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead” (James 2:17).
For over 150 years
All Are Welcome - Come As You Are
Attending church is often challenging, especially while on vacation; not knowing where to go, when, and what might be considered acceptable dress.
Saugatuck UMC understands this and wants visitors to know that regardless who they are, where they are from, or how they are dressed, everyone is welcome.
Services are each Sunday at 9:30 am. We would love to have you come worship God with us.
Additionally, we believe that the table of Holy Communion is Christ's table which is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ's love and to lead a new life of peace and love.
The Methodist Book of Worship says, "All who intend to lead a Christian life, together with their children, are invited to receive the bread and cup. We have no tradition of refusing any who present themselves desiring to receive".
Holy Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month.
Please let us know any concerns you may have for which you'd like prayers. We may be small, but through God's help we can be powerful. Saugatuck UMC members are dedicated prayer warriors. Let us pray for you and your loved ones.