Our Beliefs & Values
We’ve established the following core values to help ignite members in their faith journeys.
Faith is a journey. We all have much to learn and much to share. Travel with us. Our spiritual journey is not superior to others. Spiritual journeys always involve growth, surprise and change.
We all have a responsibility to speak out strongly for human rights and for the environmental needs of our world. We engage in public policy and social issues in service to God. True service involves mercy and social justice. With mercy we help meet the needs of those suffering. With social justice we challenge conditions, policies, and practices which cause suffering in the first place.
Jesus gave hope to all by the way he lived his life; not by compelling those He met to follow only one world religion. Walnut Hills respects and honors the religious and spiritual pathways of others, and encourages meaningful conversation in the pursuit of faith.
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.