who we are

South Brookley UMC is not a building (though it does meet in beautiful one!) Nor is it a social club or clique. It is a group of people who are on a lifelong journey together with Jesus. Only one of us in the group is perfect, and that’s Him. We still are a bunch of messed-up people, but over time, we’re discovering that He is slowly changing us to become more like Him. We don’t have all the answers, but we’re finding out that when we take the time to get quiet and listen to Him, He does! Most of all, we are people who have discovered that being a Christian is not about repeating a prayer, trying to be good, and pretending you are someone who’s got your life together when you really don’t. Rather, it is about giving your whole life over to a God who loves you “just the way you are” but who won’t just leave you the way you are. We follow a God who is still in the business of changing lives. Life is hard sometimes, but we’ve discovered great joy in this journey, and we’d love to have you come along and join us!

  • We believe in the triune God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
  • Every person is created in God’s image.
  • Scripture is the authoritative Word of God in matters of faith and practice, the confession that our justification as sinners is by grace through faith, and the sober realization that we are in need of continual reformation and renewal.
  • New birth (salvation) comes through faith in the mystery of salvation in and through Jesus Christ alone.
  • God’s prevenient grace pursues us (comes after us) by the activity of the Holy Spirit from the time we are born; his justifying grace restores our relationship with Him; and His sanctifying grace changes us into people who strive for “holiness in living.” God “meets us where we are” but doesn’t “leave us where we are” – He changes us to become more like Jesus.
  • We are called to disciple people along the journey, and to love and serve others as we share with them God’s amazing grace.
  • In the essentials of our faith (belief in the triune God, the authority of Scripture, salvation through faith in Christ, etc.) we have unity with other Christians in other churches, in the non-essentials (method of baptism, interpretation of the book of Revelation, etc.) we have liberty (we can “agree to disagree”) and in all things we have charity, which is love!
  • We are called to disciple people along the journey.

Weekly Schedule

Sunday Worship Schedule:

9:45am – Sunday School for all ages
11:00am – Traditional worship
4:00pm – Youth Gathering
5:30pm – Soul Café – a contemporary,
multi-ethnic worship experience
(2nd Sunday every month)

Wednesday Schedule:

5:00 pm – Supper
5:30 pm – Bible Study
6:30 pm – Choir Practice