A family for everyone.
Everyone deserves to have a safe place to be who they were created to be. To bring your talents and skills. To serve and care for others. To find hope and a purpose. Bremerton UMC is a family where you can do just that. Read below to find out more about what we believe.
We believe God is eternal, everywhere, and that He created us to be in relationship with Him, both personally and as a beloved community.
Jesus lived and showed us love that heals, tears down walls, and builds bridges, especially with the ones found to be the least and undervalued by the world.
The Holy Spirit is with us when we pray and worship God. The Holy Spirit blesses us with gifts and talents to share God’s love.
We study the Bible to place its stories, teachings, and truth in context to apply as guidelines for how we should live.
As a result of our sinfulness, we are inclined to be self-obsessed, bent on serving our own desires and ego. Sin also comes in corporate form where we hurt each other in division, racism, bigotry, hatred, violence, incarceration, and oppression. Sinfulness has caused our polluted environment, inequitable economy, and injustice. Sometimes we look at our lives as broken pieces, apart from God.
By the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the cross, we are saved from our sins when we confess and accept Christ as our Lord and Savior. Through the Holy Spirit, the broken pieces of our lives are transformed, as our minds, hearts, and souls are conformed into the likeness of Christ. God’s presence and grace is the glue that binds the pieces together, so we can make ourselves, our relationships with others, and our world a better place. We believe grace is accepting of all, no matter your generation, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or other denomination or religious background. We all have a conversation to start, and our diversity makes us a more colorful community. God’s grace leads us outward to serve our community.
We all yearn to deepen our faith, every day of our lives.
We do so by studying, praying, serving, and connecting with others. We believe this includes healing and forgiving, and that all of these things together give us a chance to live lives of love and peace. This is what we know as discipleship and is vital to give our lives purpose and direction to connect rather than to divide people. Through our life of discipleship, we pray and learn that the Spirit within us blesses us with gifts or talents that we cannot deny and which make us unique. We desire to share our gifts in meaningful ways, investing in relationships and people. In our church family, we fully accept personal unique gifts of the spirit and assimilate them, finding ways to work together to make a difference and show the Grace of God to those around us.
Altogether, our life here is to connect and partner with people because we are always open to hear, learn, and work with other voices, perspectives, feelings, and ideas.