Who Are The United Methodists?
All persons are welcome in The United Methodist Church. We are firmly committed to inclusiveness. We celebrate a diversity of people, ideas and cultures and are enriched by our broad history. United Methodists’ faith is guided by Scripture, tradition, experience and reason. United Methodists are Biblical in faith, mission oriented and socially conscious.
How Was North Merritt Island United Methodist Church Conceived?
Early in 1989 a small group of Christians had a plan; to create a new congregation and build a church. Simple, right? Hardly! Without so much as a name for their church, let alone a building, these individuals were determined to visualize their dream. So, in July, 1989, a Pastor was named for the new congregation. There was no formal meeting site, so Bible study meetings were held in their homes. In January of 1990, the church began meeting at the small chapel of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the first organized worship service was held. It wasn’t until Easter Sunday of that year that this small congregation of 90 charter members had a name! But, little by little, a church council was elected and the necessary committees were formed to make their dream a reality. Several years have gone by since then. The congregation of North Merritt Island United Methodist Church is proud of its accomplishments: chapters for both United Methodist Men and Women; a monthly newsletter; a growing congregation; a parsonage for its pastor and a beautiful, new facility. These accomplishments are monumental but were achieved by people just like you. People who wanted to help shape the foundation of their spiritual lives. If you would like the fellowship of a growing and active church, we invite you to join us and discover the lasting satisfaction of Christian living.
What Do We Do?
The members of North Merritt Island United Methodist Church take a keen interest in the lives of its members, but also take an active role in support of the local community. We support the Central Brevard Sharing Center, the Food Bank and maintain a Pastor’s fund for those in urgent need. Current church programs include: Sunday School for adults and children, United Methodist Women, United Methodist Men and Bible studies. But our concern extends much further than the immediate community. North Merritt Island United Methodist Church supports many national and global relief funds, the United Methodist Children’s Home, African University, Haitian Mission and Russian Relief. Members are encouraged to get involved and are given the opportunity to actively participate and help coordinate functions and programs.
Our Sunday Services?
North Merritt Island United Methodist Church currently has Sunday school at 9:00 am and one worship service at 10:30 am.
What Does The Future Hold?
North Merritt Island United Methodist Church is a growing family of believers seeking to know Christ and make Him known! We endeavor to develop a ministry at the personal level and allow the congregation to freely participate in all church activities. Our vision is to keep the community aware of God’s presence through one-on-one communication, shepherding programs and support groups, and regular visitation to hospitals, nursing homes and shut-ins.