What is the mission statement of the Viroqua and LP UMC?
The Viroqua and LP UMC exist for the purpose of carrying out Christ’s Great Commission by enabling all who come to personally know the joy of God’s love and forgiveness and to lovingly share this joy in the fellowship of the church and in reaching people throughout the world.
Christ’s Great Commission
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’ Matthew 28:19-20 NRSV
Are the Viroqua and Liberty Pole UMC separate congregations?
Yes, we are two separate congregations, but we have been sharing a minister since 1964. We occasionally have joint services, such as, the Christmas Eve Service and the Easter Sunrise Service. The Viroqua UMC was started in 1848 and the Liberty Pole (LP) UMC was started in 1874.
What do United Methodists believe?
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
Two considerations are central to this endeavor: the sources from which we derive our theological affirmations and the criteria by which we assess the adequacy of our understanding and witness.
Wesley believed that the living core of the Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason.
“What We Believe.” The United Methodist Church. UMC.org. 30 Nov. 2007
What is a blog?
A blog is a log or journal of sorts on a website. Any member interested in writing a blog about their spiritual journey, please contact the website coordinator.
What is a wiki?
A wiki is a website that allows users to edit content. It is an easy way for committee members to share ideas with each other. If your committee would like to have a wiki, please contact the website website coordinator.
Blog = website log or journal; entries usually are written by one person, but often allow others to comment on entries
Email = messages sent by electronic means, such as, a computer
FAQ = Frequently asked questions
LP = Liberty Pole
NRSV = New Revised Standard Version
UMC = United Methodist Church(es)
UMCommunications = United Methodist Communications
UMW = United Methodist Women
Wiki = website that allows users to edit content (from Hawaiian, wiki wiki, meaning quick, quick)