We are glad you are here!
Please read these words of invitation from Pastor Gary and the members of the 2022 Servant Leadership Board:
Statement of Inclusion: Everyone Without Exception
Welcome to Sugar River United Methodist Church, where family, friends and neighbors Connect, Grow, and Serve in our relationship with God and others.
We affirm that all persons, regardless of age, gender, race, faith history, socioeconomic status, physical and mental ability, family make up, marital status or sexual orientation are individuals of sacred worth, created in the image of God (UMC 2016 Discipline ¶161g), and therefore everyone is welcome to become fully involved in Christian community as we become devoted disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
A note from Pastor Gary
Sugar River is a church where all are welcome.
Our vision to Connect, Grow and Serve in our relationships with God and others doesn't just happen within the walls of our beautiful building. We are a mission outpost for serving those in a time of need.
Our Pastor, Directors and Staff are passionate about Christ and how to share His love with others.
We pray that you will trust us enough to come see who we are and join us in a worship service, a core group, or a service project.
About Sugar River
F.A.I.T.H. That Works – Sugar River UMC Values
Psalm 28:7 (my heart leaps for joy)
Nehemiah 8:10b (Joy of the Lord)
John 15:11 (My Joy in you, may be complete)
Matthew 22:34-40 (Great Commandment)
John 13:35 (My Disciples love)
Ephesians 4:2 (Be humble and love)
James 1:22 (Doers of the Word, not hearers only)
Matthew 25: (What you do for others is the difference)
1 John 3:18 (Love in action)
Colossians 3:23-24 (do life for the Lord)
1 Peter 1:13 (prepare for action)
Ezra 10:4 (arise and to it)
IN THE MOMENT ITH JESUS/IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Matthew 28:16-20 (Great Commission, as you “Go”)
Matthew 6:34 (Don’t worry about tomorrow, focus on today)
Hebrews 3:15 (Today, don’t neglect listening to God)
2 Corinthians 6:2(Now is the day of salvation)
Psalm 92:1-2, Psalm 100:4 (give thanks)
Colossians 3:15-17 (be thankful)
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (thankful in all circumstances)
Philippians 4:6 (be thankful)
2 Corinthians 4:15-16 (thanksgiving overflows)
Philippians 4:4-7 (rejoice and be thankful)
HOSPITABLE TO ALL
1 Peter 4:8-9 (offer hospitality without grumbling)
Leviticus 19:33-34 (Love the foreigner)
Luke 14:12-14 (invite the needy)
Romans 12:13-20 (practice hospitality, even to your enemy)
The United Methodist Mission is to make new and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World. (Why UMC exists)
Sugar River UMC Mission is to Connect, Grow and Serve (Why SRUMC exists)