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The mission of Cornell United Methodist Church is to Connect the Unconnected & Mature the Connected. We are Christians who are excited to be a part of The United Methodist Church. Below is a summary of what we believe:

We Believe

  • There is one God eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.(2 Corinthians 13:14)
  • Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God who died for our sins and rose from the dead.(I Corinthians 15:1-8)
  • The Bible is the true and inspired word of God, a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path, and contains all things necessary for salvation. (2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 119:105)
  • Every person has worth as a creation of God, but all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
  • All persons experience a saving relationship with God as we turn away from sin, confess our faith in Jesus Christ and trust in his all-sufficient work on the cross.(Romans 6:23 & 10:9, John 14:6)
  • Baptism and communion are the two channels of God’s grace instituted by Jesus Christ and celebrated as sacraments in the church.(Acts 2:38, Matthew 26:26-29)
  • Forgiveness of sins, wholeness, and the promise of eternal life are available to all those who trust Jesus Christ as their Forgiver and Leader. (Matthew 9:5-7, John 3:16-17)
  • The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and it exists to lead spiritually adrift people to faith, edify believers, and be the hands and feet of Jesus in this world.(Ephesians 4:1-16)
  • Jesus Christ will one day return to earth and reign forever as King of kings and Lord of Lords.1 (Thessalonians 4:13-18)

History
Cornell United Methodist Church was founded in 1858 as the first church in the village of Cornell. It has stood as a beacon of love and hope for over 150 years. In 2009, it’s sister church in Blackstone (with whom they had shared a pastor since the 1960’s) closed and CUMC opened their doors to its members. The two churches merged effective January 1, 2010 and the parish is now known as the Cornell-Blackstone Charge.

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