About Our ChurchWalnut Hills is a place to call home, where all are welcome, nourished spiritually, and sent forth to serve.
Our Beliefs & Values
We’ve established the following core values to help ignite members in their faith journeys.
Faith is a journey and we all have much to learn and much to share. As a church, we travel together, remembering that our spiritual journey isn’t superior to any other. We hope you will join us on this journey of growth, surprise, and change.
It is our collective and individual responsibility to ensure human rights for everyone while tending to the environmental needs of our world. As a church and as people of faith, we engaged in public policy and social issues in service to God and one another. We believe that our faith calls us to acts of mercy and movements of social justice. With mercy, we help meet the needs of the suffering. With social justice, we challenge the conditions, policies, and practices that cause and perpetuate suffering.
Encouraging our Interfaith Community
Walnut Hills respects and honors the religious and spiritual pathways of others, and we encourage meaningful conversation in the pursuit of faith and the common good. As is written in the Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church, “We seek to learn how the Holy Spirit works among all peoples of the world, especially among those in other religious traditions and those without religious traditions…We open ourselves to dialogue and engagement with persons of other faith communities and to other Christians whose understandings, cultures, and practices may be different from our own.” (3291 Called to Be Neighbors and Witnesses: Guidelines for Interreligious Relationships)
Reconciling Statement — We, the members of Walnut Hills UMC, welcome all individuals into the life and work of our faith community. We resolve to follow Jesus’ admonition to “love one another, as I have loved you,” regardless of age, race, ethnic background, gender, marital status, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, or any other human condition. As a reconciling congregation, we believe we are being reconciled to God and to one another.