Our MissionOur Mission is to make disciples for Jesus Christ by sharing our loving relationship with him through all our actions in worship, nurture, education, evangelism, and outreach.
- Bible – We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the inspired Word of God. Through its pages, we learn, not only who God is, but how he would have us live.
- Trinity – We believe in the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- Salvation – We believe that salvation comes by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8).
- Sanctification – We believe that each believer is justified by faith, but then the ongoing work of living a sanctified life is through the action of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.
1890 – first church built on this site. Destroyed by a hurricane in 1940.
1945 – Initial construction of the present building.
1962 – Education building added
1974 – New sanctuary built
2015 – Sanctuary nearly doubled in size, and Music Suite added.
We have a close connection to the founding of Methodism. John Wesley, founder of Methodism along with his brother Charles, joined James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia in (present day) Savannah in 1735, just two years after Oglethorpe landed. John and Charles, ministers of the Church of England, led a lively renewal movement within the Church which turned into an organized Methodist movement in the Colonies in the 1760s. John Wesley is perhaps best known by the words attributed to him that you see to the right. He may not have said these precise words, but they were embodied in his many sermons.
Links to United Methodist Church Websites
Words from John Wesley
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as you ever can.
We had a major building expansion in 2015 to handle our growth in all of our ministries. The sanctuary seating capacity was doubled and now seats 400. Our new music suite provides rehearsal and storage space for our adult and youth choirs along with our hand bell and chime choirs. Our Fellowship Hall accommodates church and social gatherings and provides meeting space for community groups using the church during the week. In the education wing we have classrooms for adult, youth, and children Sunday school programs. The Nursery is also located in the Education Wing.
The church office and the pastor’s study are on the Calhoun Street entrance to the Fellowship Hall.