Christ United Methodist Church

our theology

Christ UMC is progressive in our theology.  As a Wesleyan movement we are a people who seek to explore scripture, tradition, reason and experience as we bring our faith to life. As followers of Jesus, we celebrate learning about life and faith in the company of others who seek wholeness, healing, and breath.

Creating committed Christ-followers for the transformation of the world.
— Christ United Methodist Church

our reconciling

CUMC is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), a growing movement of United Methodist individuals, congregations, campus ministries, and other groups working for the full participation of all people in the United Methodist Church since 1982. Over 500 United Methodist communities have gone through the Reconciling Process.


our reconciling statement:

With open hearts, open minds and open doors, we welcome people of all races, nationalities, theologies and abilities. We welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We offer a safe and compassionate place to reconcile faith, identity, hope, understanding and mutual respect.


Do no harm, do good, stay in love with God.
— Three Simple Rules drawn from John Wesley

core values of congregational care

respect, dignity, compassion, acceptance

In congregational care we are out in the community of Rochester. We go to visit our members and friends of CUMC and also to extend a welcome to whomever may need a listening ear. It could be that we have an encounter with the patient in the other bed, a visitor to a facility who is lost, a staff member who needs to talk. We are present to extend the love of Christ.

We believe in a holistic approach to spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. Our Congregational Care Ministry includes visits to hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and those home-bound; prayer by prayer teams, pastors, and the entire congregation; and groups for health and wellness, including recovery and support programs.

We welcome everyone to visit our congregation. You need not have a church background.