What We Believe

Walking with God since 1896, the Harrisburg UMC


The mission of the Harrisburg UMC is to love God and love our neighbors. We welcome people who are hiding from God but long to be found.  We believe the good news of Jesus Christ changes our lives, and thus the good news is good for our neighbors and community. We walk with Jesus for the sake of others.  


We invite, welcome, and help you grow in your walk with God.

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Harrisburg United Methodist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.


When we say the Apostles’ Creed, we join the millions in Christian faith understanding God as a Trinity-- three in one: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We know God is transcendent, present everywhere and in everything and He is all-knowing.  We believe God creates, sustains, loves, suffers and redeems.


God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself. Our mission is to love God and love our neighbor. It is through discipleship where we strengthen our relationships with God and each other. 


Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

The Church

As believers in Christ’s resurrection, we strive to exemplify our Savior’s commandment: “Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another.” When you come to HUMC you become part of our Church Family.  

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