About Our Churches

What can you expect from Randolph United Methodist Church and East Pittston United Methodist Church?

“Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.”

This is the motto of the United Methodist Church. You probably have heard it on the radio or seen it on television. At the Randolph United Methodist Church and the East Pittston United Methodist Church, you will experience this motto put into practice.

But what does it really mean?

“Open hearts.”

Our hearts are open to all people, and we try to be concerned about things that matter, rather than the superficial. We affirm that all people are created in God’s image, and are therefore innately deserving of love, compassion, and respect. Your age, race, ethnicity, marital status, partnership arrangement, disability, financial condition, your clothing, your past, or anything else that might make you feel “different”, does not matter.

What matters to us is that you hunger to know an abundant life. Our churches welcome you as you are, without qualification, because we ourselves have experienced an abundant life in God’s all-inclusive love and we beleive that every person is deserving of God’s love.

“Open minds.”

We seek through worship, study, and fellowship to provide a nurturing environment for personal Christian growth, equipping us to live as the people of God in the world, and empowering us to minister in Christ’s name to those in need.

The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, believed that the vibrant life of the Christian faith is revealed in Scripture, illuminated by tradition, lived in personal experience, and confirmed by reason. These principles continue to guide our churches in our worship and fellowship, and in our understanding of God’s word and works.

“Open doors.”

All are welcome in our churches. The young are valued as much as the elderly. Life long believers are valued as much as those who are seeking answers. First time guests are valued as much as folks with years-long perfect attendance.

The people in our churches reach out to one another and to the surrounding communities. Our doors are not open only to gain entrance to the building. They are also open that we may go forth and share the Good News of Jesus Christ though word and deed. Our “open doors” definitely accommodate two way traffic!

What can you expect from Randolph United Methodist Church and East Pittston United Methodist Church? Nothing less than the love of God in action!

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