Who We Are

Who We Are
Jesus said, “I am the door, whoever enters by me will be saved…I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” – John 10: 9-10

My Open Hearts Open Minds Open DoorsThese are two key themes for our church, and the United Methodist denomination of which we are a part. We are a church of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors.”

We welcome you to explore how we—as a congregation—live out Christ’s presence in our part of creation. We welcome you to come through the actual doorways of our church for worship, or any of the many activities and programs for all ages which we offer. Please contact any of our staff to answer questions or be of any assistance.

Church Mission Statement

United Methodist Church of the Dunes is a church with outstretched arms, demonstrating the caring of Christ to each other, our community, and the world by encouraging growth in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, challenging and equipping all to be faithful disciples for the transformation of the world.

Core Purpose
We are a family of faith who seeks to grow in God’s grace and love, challenges and equips all members to be faithful disciples, to share the Good News, and demonstrate and reflect the love of God.


Core Values

  • Christ Centered:  We are focused on the life, words, and spirit of Jesus Christ.
  • Biblically Rooted:  We encourage spiritually-alive, faithful study of the Bible.
  • Warm Hearted:  We are a joyful, loving congregation which experiences the grace of God in Jesus Christ in personal and positive ways in all we do and say.
  • Open Minded:  We are a place where people search, think, question and honestly express their growing faith in an accepting and affirming atmosphere.
  • Mission Directed:  We have a long history and a strong sense of mission as we share Christ with the world.
  • Connected & Committed:  We value how our ministry is through our support of our denomination.