Heaton Moor United Church is a local ecumenical partnership of Methodist and United Reformed Churches. Whilst these two traditions of Christian faith have some unique elements, there is much that unites us in belief and understanding. This page sets out the common elements of faith which our denominations uphold.
We believe that God’s Word in the Bible is the supreme authority for all Christian life and living. The Bible is God’s revelation of who He is, who we are, and the relationship between ourselves and God.
There is one true God who has three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The one true Trinitarian God exists eternally. Our perfect Father is creator of all that is. He is good, compassionate, merciful and faithful to his promises. Jesus Christ, the Son, is God-made-man. He lived a perfect, sinless life, was crucified, but three days later rose from the dead. The Holy Spirit is our constant guide and the presence of God in our lives. The Holy Spirit works in us and through us.
God created humanity to give him glory. We are the pinnacle of God’s creation. Since the beginning of time, humanity has not been able to live in the perfect and wonderful relationship with God that he purposed as we fall short of God’s will in our lives, committing sin.
The Church, of which Heaton Moor United Church belongs, are people who gather together to worship God. We meet to praise God for what he has done for us, to hear from God’s word, and to pray for our needs and the needs of others. We recognise two Gospel Sacraments: Baptism into the life of faith; and, Communion in which we remember Christ’s death and resurrection. We also meet for fellowship, to learn from each other, to study together, and to build up the social life of our community.