About Us

About Us

WELCOME TO MILL PLAIN United Methodist Church

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

We are disciples of Jesus Christ in an accepting community of faith compassionately serving others in God’s name.

We are a welcoming intergenerational congregation, that seeks to provide the guidance and experiences needed to support your spiritual growth no matter your age and where you may be in your journey.

With an active congregation of seniors, families and everyone in between, it is easy to find your place at Mill Plain UMC. It’s the perfect place to build relationships with others as you deepen your connection with God. Learn more about our programs and ministries.

Called to Serve.

At Mill Plain UMC, we are inspired by our faith to serve the community. We often work quietly and behind the scenes to serve those most in need. Learn more about our community service.

Read a Welcome message from Pastor Sue.

 

For some years I was looking for a church in which I felt welcomed and understood and could continue to learn the word of God. After a few months I understood that this is the perfect place for me and my family. At MPUMC I feel included and part of a spiritual family. I thank God for having given me the opportunity to belong to this community.  

Berenice R.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe that in Jesus Christ, God became flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus taught us to love God and one another, and told of the good news that a relationship with God can bring.
  • We believe that we are called by Jesus Christ to spread that message of hope to all people through acts of worship, prayer, study and caring.
  • We believe that all persons are of sacred worth and are welcome into the presence of the God of Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that the message of God is one of love, hope and salvation. Jesus Christ is the bridge by which we meet God, and the Holy Spirit is our companion on our journey.

Desde hace algunos anos yo estaba buscando una iglesia en la cual me sintiera bien venida comprendida y pudiera seguir aprendiendo la palabra de Dios. Despues de algunos meses entendi que este es el lugar perfecto para mi y para mi familia. En MPUMC me siento incluida y parte de una familia espiritual. Doy Gracias a Dios por haberme dado la oportunidad de pertenecer a esta comunidad. 

Berenice R.

OUR FOUNDATION

As a United Methodist Church, we trace our history back to the Methodist movement started in 1700s England by brothers John and Charles Wesely.

The foundation of the United Methodist Church is based on both what we believe and how we live. As Methodists, we challenge ourselves to be a witness to Jesus Christ in the world, and to follow his teachings through acts of compassion, justice, worship and devotion.

John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.

The United Methodist Church is now a global network with more than 12 million members seeking to open hearts, open minds and open doors through active engagement with our world.

To each is given the manifestation of the spirit for the common good.  

1 Corinthians 12: 7

Social Justice

Antiracism

At Mill Plain United Methodist Church we believe that the diversity of creation reflects the diversity within God’s own nature; that all people are created in God’s image; and that God shows no partiality. We stand by the Gospel teaching to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

As a faith community we commit ourselves to the antiracism work that is ours to do. We are called to check our own privilege while opening our eyes to the educational, economic, criminal justice, and health disparities that stem from racism. We recognize the intersection of racism with homophobia, classism, sexism, ableism, and other forms of prejudice that disproportionately affect people of color. We must work against anything that marginalizes people. In order to do better, we must be willing to admit our imperfections and insecurities and be willing to be uncomfortable. We strive to repent of the racism ingrained in us and in the church itself. We stand against White Supremacy.

We understand that racism has been deeply rooted in our society for over four hundred years. We will actively participate in the unraveling of systemic racism and oppression. We commit to educating ourselves, adopting antiracist policies, and working with institutions in our community to counter the effects of racism and to promote social justice.

Land Acknowledgement

We honor the Indigenous people on whose traditional and ancestral homelands  our church stands: the Cowlitz, the Chinook, the Grand Ronde,  the Yakama peoples, and others who lived here.

We acknowledge the ancestors of this place and recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced on them.

In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.  We strive to continue their stewardship of the land in our own stewardship.