We believe, as United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness.

United Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the christian faith. While acknowledging the importance of striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.

We place an emphasis on a personal faith. lived out in specific ways in the world. We value well-informed and passionate preaching, worship that is inspirational and relevant, and small groups where people can develop meaningful relationships and grow in faith.

If you would like to know more about what it means to follow Christ, please call 608-845-5855 and ask for Pastor Gary or email him.

2020 Vision

We strive to share the embrace of God with 10,000 people by year’s end of 2020. We desire to honor God and bless others through an intentional effort to serve others and share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the world.


When members of Sugar River UMC were asked why they prized their relationship with the faith community of Sugar River UMC, they identified these experienced values:

  • Expression of the Arts
  • Intimate and Caring church family
  • Open to God’s plans for our future
  • Engaged discipleship
  • Vibrant atmosphere
  • Relevant to people’s lives
  • Casual and Fun-loving
  • Faith Development of children and youth
  • Caring outside our church
  • Respect for all God’s people