Our Mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We, the people of the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls, are loyal to Jesus Christ and express our faithfulness through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.
We are a people who seek God in prayer throughout our everyday lives. While we strive to connect with God during the week through spiritual disciplines (like personal prayer and reading the Bible,) we also meet together weekly to worship God with passion. Our Sunday worship service is a unique, musical, joyous, and sobering experience that binds us both to God and to one another.
We are a people who are simply "there" for one another. We show this by meeting together on Sunday mornings, by gathering with small groups of people, by spending time with our families, and by building community relationships. And whenever we gather, we constantly ask one another questions like "Where did we see God today?", "What have we heard God saying to us?", and the classical Methodist question: "How is it with your soul?"
We are a people who practice extravagant generosity because each one of us has experienced life as a gift, generously given to us through God's grace. We believe that generosity is a virtue and strive to practice it in every aspect of our individual and corporate lives.
Our service to the world is expressed in two ways: hospitality and missions. We strive to be a place of comfort and welcome for all God's children who come through our doors. But we also aren't content to simply stay in our own building. Through our missions work, we acknowledge the brokenness of our world and do our best to reach out to those who struggle with poverty, homelessness, disease, and loneliness.
We are a people who are bound together by stories, stories in the Bible, stories from the past, and stories from our own lives. So whenever we have the chance, we share the stories of all the great things God has done, whether it be with our friends and family, with folks in our community, with "those people" who have been forgotten by the rest of the world, or even with the global village, We believe that our stories are a witness to God's love in the world and we believe God wants us to share them freely and without fear.