Jesus gave the commandment to love God and love one another.
Our commitment to compassion and care for our neighbors is our response to this commandment.
Our faith community is committed to three things:
- The creative expression of our love for God and one another.
- The courageous and radically inclusive and unfailing love of God, shown most powerfully through the ministry and grace of Jesus Christ.
- The radically inclusive and unfailing love for one another, shown most powerfully through compassion and service.
We believe in God. We believe in Jesus Christ. We believe in the Holy Spirit.
We believe church is a verb, not a noun.
Church is not a place. Church is not even the people.
Church is the Body of Christ, at work in the world.
Church is worship, it is the community in which we share our joys and concerns, and the center of our spiritual formation.
Church is sharing in the sacraments of baptism and communion
as the ways in which we use common elements to recognize God’s loving grace, given to us.
If you’ve been looking for a church that embraces radical love of God, and the radical acceptance of all people,
then we pray God leads you to us. We have a lot of work to do together.
At Los Angeles First United Methodist Church,
we believe that God is with us, that God is for us, and that God refuses to be God without us.
Church is not a place. Church is the Body of Christ. At our church, all are welcomed. All are loved.