Arlington United Methodist Church
Welcome to Arlington United Methodist Church

About Us

The congregation of Arlington United Methodist Church invites you to join us for extraordinary fellowship and worship. We offer traditional United Methodist Worship Services including such fundamentals as great hymns of the church, The Apostle’s Creed, the Gloria Patri, The Lord’s Prayer, and the Doxology. Through our music ministry, we embrace a rich, creative variety of styles which are true to our theology, and committed to the Lordship of Christ. Sermons are biblically based and seek to emphasize spiritual growth and Christian service. Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month and is open to all Christians – you do not need to be a member of this church to participate. We welcome you to find a home with the church family at Arlington UMC.

Our VisionOur MissionOur PurposeOur Core ValuesWhat is a united methodist?Our Christian Roots

Our Vision

The Vision of Arlington United Methodist Church is… to reach out in love to our community; to help members of our community with their real needs; to demonstrate God’s love and our acceptance; and to draw them to God and our church.

Our Mission

The Mission of Arlington United Methodist Church is… to love and serve God, and to lead the community to Christ through our commitment of time, talent, and resources.

Our Purpose

We understand ourselves to be Disciples-in-the-making…who are Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. As the Disciples of Jesus in the Arlington community, we offer open minds, open hearts and open doors:

  • Where everyone is welcome just as they are
  • Tell others the stories of Jesus that changes lives and communities
  • Teach how to be a Christian in a secular world
  • Help our church become a vital point in the community
  • Make room for others
  • Beckon others to come and worship with us
  • Become change agents for our community
  • Fold in prayer for each other, for the church, and for the community

Our Core Values

In order to fulfil our mission to be Disciples-in-the-Making…Making Disciples, we will:

Accept, forgive, and care for one another…unconditionally…completely…period!  (Colossians 3:12-15)

Reach out to those around us to share the Good News of God’s love and mercy…and to proclaim the offer of salvation through Jesus Christ to all. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20)

Let love be the “official language” of our life together in community. (1 Corinthians 13)

Invest our lives in serving Christ through on-going mission…at home and abroad…in order to touch lives and transform the world. (Matthew 28:18-20)

Never forget the power of prayer…and will pray daily for our church, pastors, staff, and community. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Gather weekly for worship…to glorify and honor God…and to joyfully praise God for the many blessings we receive. (Hebrews 10:25)

Teach sound Biblical truths…and devote ourselves to the study of the Scriptures…that we might grow in wisdom and godliness in our lives. (2 Timothy 3:14-17)

Offer our lives completely to Christ…to obediently go where he calls…and to willingly do what he bids us to do. (Matthew 16:24-26)

Nurture the spiritual gifts of each believer…and encourage each person to share those gifts with others in some form of ministry through the church. (1 Corinthians 12)

What is a United Methodist?

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. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.

 

Our Christian Roots

With all Christians, we believe in the triune God–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—as revealed in Scripture and affirmed in the historic affirmations of the Christian faith. To read more about our Christian roots click below:

www.umc.org/what-we-believe/basics-of-our-faith

Wesleyan Heritage

While affirming the faith we share in common with all other Christians, we also affirm the unique emphasis the Wesleyan tradition places on the love and grace of God. The Discipline defines grace as “the unmerited, and loving action of God in human existence through the ever-present Holy Spirit…{which} precedes salvation as “prevenient grace,” continues in “justifying grace,” and is brought full circle in “sanctifying grace.” To learn more, click www.umc.org/what-we-believe/our-wesleyan-heritage

Our Sacramental Life

Along with other Protestant churches, The United Methodist Church affirms two sacraments: baptism and Holy Communion, which is also known as the Lord’s supper or Eucharist.

  • Baptism by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion is the sign of the grace of God that claims us as God’s own children. It is the sacrament of initiation by which we are incorporated into the body of Christ, the beginning of our spiritual journey.
  • Holy Communion celebrates the grace of God that is present with us as we share the body (the bread) and the blood (grape juice) of Christ. We do not believe that the elements actually become the body and blood of Christ, but that in them we experience the presence of the living Christ with us. To learn more, click www.umc.org/what-we-believe/united-methodist-sacraments-rites-and-rituals

To read about the theological guidelines, click www.mc.org/what-we-believe/theological-guidelines

To read about the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church, click www.umc.org/what-we-believe/social-principles-social-creed

 

Staff & Leadership

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Rev. Arlindall Burks

Pastor
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Gavin Taylor

Directory of Music & Organist
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John Hyatt

John Hyatt

Director of Administration
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Sandra Cooper

Administrative Assistant
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How We Operate

Operations

Trustees / Staff Parish / Finance / Stewardship

Service Ministries

List of Service Team Members

Leadership Team

Chaired by Pastor & Elect Members: Training Leaders for the Church