New to the Church

This is a quick reference guide for visitors coming to Hapeville First United Methodist Church for the first time. Hopefully this will help you know what to expect and make you feel more at home when you visit. The time spent at church is filled with learning about our gracious God, fellowship, excitement, laughter, and love for God as well as one another.
What We Believe

We confess belief in the triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  This confession embraces the biblical witness to God's active involvement in the lives of his children and all His creation as well as the sovereignty of his reign.  We beleive that, as sinful creatures, we cannot live victoriously without a personal relationship with God.

We believe in the mystery of salvation in and through Jesus Christ.  at the heart of the gospel of salvation is God's incarnation in Jesus of Nazareth.  Scripture witnesses to the redeeming love of God in Jesus' life and teachings, his atoning death, his resurrection, his presence in history, his triumph over the powers of evil and death, and his promised return.  Because God truly loves us in spite of our willfu sin, summons us to repentance, pardons us, receives us by the grace given to us in Jesus Christ, and gives us hope of life eternal.
How to Join

If you do not have a church home, or have yet to receive Christ as your Lord and Savior, we invite you to unite with us.  You may accept the Invitation to Discipleship during one of our worship services, or you may meet our Pastor, Rev. J.R. Atkins directly after worship services.

If you have already joined the church, then the next sep is to enrool in our Methodism 101 class.
How Do I Become Saved?

Would you like to be saved?  If so, simply repeat this prayer out loud.

Dear Jesus, I am a sinner.  I repent of my sins.  Please forgive me and save me by your shed blood.  Come into my heart.  I want to receive you as my own personal Lor and Savior.  Amen
How Do I Become Involved?

We have a number of different ministries and opprotunities for you to share your gifts and help build the Kindgom?  Please visit our Ministries page and discover just how many ministries are available.  Should you find one that peaks your interest, feel free to send an email to office@hapevilleumc.