With at least 12 million members as of 2014, the UMC is the largest denomination within the wider Methodist movement of approximately 80 million people across the world. In the United States, the UMC ranks as the largest mainline Protestant denomination, the largest Protestant church after the Southern Baptist Convention, and the third largest Christian denomination. In 2014, its worldwide membership was distributed as follows: 7 million in the United States, and 4.4 million in Africa, Asia and Europe. In 2015, Pew Research estimated that 3.6 percent of the US population, or 9 million adult adherents, self-identify with the United Methodist Church revealing a much larger number of adherents than registered membership
We of Taylorsville UMC are a community of faith who believe in Jesus Christ and who value Bible study, prayer, mission and growing in discipleship. We will connect with our unchurched neighbors through small groups that present opportunities to share our faith and worship God together.
We believe that God reveals himself to humanity through the Word incarnate, Jesus Christ, through the Word written, in Holy Scripture and the Word proclaimed. We believe that Jesus Christ was fully human and fully divine, and as such, came to earth to show to humanity the depth of God’s love for us all. Through his life, death and resurrection, Jesus provided redemption for the world. The Holy Spirit continues to be an active, real presence of God in the world today.
God first chooses us— all of us. Accepting God to be a part of our lives provides hope for today, opportunity for real change, and a promise of a tomorrow.
God desires a relationship with each and every person. We pray that every person will come to know Jesus Christ—to have a personal relationship with him, and grow in their discipleship.
Come as you are. Our 9 am worship service is very casual, warm and friendly. A praise team will lead the worship, words are on the screen, and there is a big modern praise team sound. We sing songs you would hear on current Christian radio stations. After the music there is a message given by the pastor relevant to daily living. On the first Sunday of the month we have communion, anyone striving to be one with Jesus is invited to partake, but no one is required to partake. No one is “watching”. No pressure, just come and be. Bring the kids, they love the music.
Our 11 am worship is a little more formal in liturgy and hymn style, but we still encourage you to dress as you feel comfortable. The people are warm and friendly. Don’t worry, you cannot “do” anything wrong, so just come as you are and enjoy singing mostly traditional hymns out of our worship books. There is a nursery for babies and toddlers during this worship service, but if you would rather have the younger ones with you in worship, that is fine too, we have a smaller room in the worship area that you can be quiet with the kids or nurse babies.
9:45 am is Sunday School for all ages. All ages are growing together learning about the Bible. Drop the kids off for Sunday School and go to a class for you. Come as you are, but come. We have Sunday School for all ages from the young ones to the more seasoned adults. There is something for everyone.