Vision & Values
Our Mission, Vision & Values
Our Mission: To engage our neighbors in the story of Jesus through discipleship, creativity and creation care.
Our Vision: A sustainable, spiritually fulfilling & socially just neighborhood.
Our Core Values:
- Inclusive: With open hearts, we at Northeast UMC are inspired by Jesus to seek connection by being responsive, issue-driven and compassionate to ourselves, our many ecosystems, and our world.
- Creative: At Northeast UMC we are freed by the Holy Spirit to imagine and create new possibilities for ourselves, our lives and all of Creation as expressed through our worship, our music, our acts of service and justice, our embodied experiences, our conversations and our movements.
- Nourishing: At Northeast UMC we embrace, celebrate and promote the fullness of the human experience so that through spiritual growth and development, Christian education and study, justice and stewardship, we seek wholeness for ourselves and for all in our world.
- Living Justly: At Northeast UMC, we seek to embody the teachings of Jesus Christ in these ways: loving all of God’s creation by recognizing its full worth, reflecting on and seeking awareness of our privilege, sharing power and creating equitable systems within which all creation thrives, and providing care for the precious and fragile world God has entrusted to us.
Northeast United Methodist Church works hard to be an environmentally sustainable organization. Here are some of the steps we’ve taken toward that goal:
- Paper cups and plates have been vanquished from our facility! We use our china–even for small meetings– and wash it in the dishwasher.
- We compost. We compost our coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable scraps from our community meals. We compost our altar flowers. And, when we harvest food from our community garden, we compost the leaves and vines.
- We recycle. Plastic, phone books, paper, metal cans. We recently entered into a fundraising agreement with K & K Metal Recycling. We save all of our non-ferrous metals and send them to K&K. They weigh them, and send the church a check for the metal.
- We’ve installed rain barrels at the church and at the parsonage. We use the rain water to water the flowers in our garden. (Scientists have not yet determined if rainwater gathered from a roof top is safe to use on food plants.)
- We’ve also installed a timed sprinkler system in our garden to control our water usage.
- We installed bike racks on the Cleveland St. side of the church. Ride your bike to worship!
Want to Join our Mission?
We’d love to have you on board! Contact Pastor Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.789.7462.