Inviting people to rely on Jesus to find unexpected purpose, peace and joy.
Transforming ourselves into a church that purposefully grows disciples of Jesus Christ by loving and serving our community.
- Sowing Christ’s love
- Gaining a deeper understanding of true discipleship
- Growing and blossoming into maturing followers of Christ
- Cultivating new growth by educating, coaching, honing skills, and sharing heartfelt support
- Weeding out uncertainty, disillusionment, pain, loneliness and stress
- Pruning self-doubts and bad habits
By 2027, Utica United Methodist Church will transform itself into a church that purposefully grows disciples of Jesus Christ by passionately loving and serving the garden we call our community. As we abundantly sow Christ’s love, we will gain a deeper understanding of what true discipleship means and we will grow and blossom into maturing followers of Christ.
Our community, like a garden, requires nurturing. We choose to be the “gardeners” God has called us to be, producing a vibrant garden which will continue to bloom for years to come.
Working together, with the garden that is our community, we will cultivate new growth and fertilize our garden by educating, coaching, honing skills, and sharing heartfelt support in areas such as relationship restoration, conflict management, and emotional healing. We will weed out uncertainty, disillusionment, pain, loneliness, and stress. We will prune self-doubts and bad habits.
Through careful tending our garden will flourish. The fruit of our labor will be a bountiful harvest of disciples who share the Good News and lead others to discover the purpose, peace and joy Jesus offers for everyone.