For over 60 years, we have been a presence in the Garland community sharing a message of hope and shedding light on the redemptive power in the love of God. We understand our call to be the presence of the love of God in the world not simply in a sanctuary on Sunday. Through partnerships with:
- The City of Garland to feed children in the summer,
- GISD Combined Choirs to host their concert events and fundraisers,
- Southgate Elementary to support their teachers and students,
- The YMCA to be a presence in the community, offering programs for the whole family,
- The North Texas Food Bank to provide food assistance for those who need it,
- The Boy Scouts of America to develop responsible and confident young men,
- The Girl Scouts of America to develop responsible and confident young women,
- Health and Human Services to provide navigation to find available assistance.
We work to let others know there is someone who cares.
As members of The United Methodist Church, the basis of our faith is scripture, informed by tradition, validated by experience, and verified by reason.
We are Trinitarian holding to faith in the one living and true God, everlasting, without body or parts, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the maker and preserver of all things, both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead there are three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe we are never accounted righteous before God through our works or merit, but that penitent sinners are justified or accounted righteous before God only by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe regeneration is the renewal of man in righteousness through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, whereby we are make partakers of the divine nature and experience newness of life. By this new birth the believer becomes reconciled to God and is enabled to serve him with the will and the affections. We believe, although we have experienced regeneration, it is possible to depart from grace and fall into sin; and we may even then, by the grace of God, be renewed in righteousness.
We believe good works are the necessary fruits of faith and follow regeneration but they do not have the virtue to remove our sins or to avert divine judgment. We believe good works, pleasing and acceptable to God in Christ, spring from a true and living faith, for through and by them faith is made evident.