Jesus said, "I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." (John 10:9-10)
Being a Christian is not meant to be a private practice to be done in isolation. To have an authentic Christian faith means having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that is lived out with a community of like-minded believers. That’s why we here at Ithaca United Methodist Church hope you will gather, grow, and go along with us.
Gather to Worship
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105)
We encourage you to connect with us weekly to worship God on Sundays at 10:30 AM.
The best way is to do this in person. However, if this is not possible for you, we encourage you to hop online and watch live (or at a later time) through Facebook or YouTube. Our Sunday morning worship services are meant to be casual, engaging, and inspirational while also challenging you to make choices that will personally move your life closer to being the person that God is calling you to be through the message of the Bible.
Grow with Others
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. (Acts 2:46-47a)
We encourage you to connect and grow with other Christians in a small group at least every two weeks.
We have several small groups of 4-12 people who meet at various days, times, and places each week for the purpose of spiritual growth and encouragement. A small group is your personal connection within our church. It is the place where you can safely share your struggles, get personal prayer support, develop friends who will have your back, ask each other questions about your faith, and mutually encourage one another through the journey of everyday life.
Get connected in a group where you can grow with others as you get to know other Christ followers personally and be personally know by them.
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." (I Peter 4:10)
We believe that we will make a difference in the world and fulfill the purpose Christ has given for our lives as, together, we connect with our community through serving them in a ministry on a monthly basis.
Some of our church’s ministry opportunities are organized for the entire congregation to be involved. At other times, your small group may choose a ministry project at which to go serve together. And often, many of us feel prompted by the Holy Spirit to venture out on our own to do acts of kindness. Whichever way it happens, we believe that you will find deep fulfillment in giving yourself to others as you share the love of Christ with them through words or in practical and personal ways.
You will be blessed if you get out of your comfort zone and go out and serve others in the name of Jesus.