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The Rev. Anne Lau Choy baptizes an infant at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fremont, Calif. Photo by Brian Teodoro.

A relationship with Jesus, the Son of God, informs every aspect of our spiritual journey.

As a guide, as a mentor, as a Savior, we seek to follow Jesus.

As the last days of the Christmas season linger until Epiphany and we then celebrate Jesus' baptism, we are reminded that before we ever have a thought of seeking God, God is already in love with us.

This is a special part of our United Methodist heritage (prevenient grace). Jesus seekers meet him in the means of grace: compassion, justice, worship and devotion.



All baptized persons are members of their local church, the denomination, and the church universal. Photo by Mary Catherine Phillips, Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference.

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In baptism, we reject sin and begin our journey as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more of what United Methodists teach about the sacrament.

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Spiritual Growth Tools

3 steps for following Jesus into the world

Social justice work is core to United Methodist values, which challenge members to be disciples of Jesus Christ who work to transform the world.


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