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West Market Church is a vibrant congregation made up of people of all ages and all walks of life who gather to worship, learn, and serve together. You are welcome here, whether you're young or old and no matter where you've been, what you've done, or who you are. We invite you to explore and learn more about us through our website. But the best way to get to know us is to visit, and join us in the worship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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West Market Church
Service Times and Locations
Join us for one of our three worship services on Sunday mornings:
8:30 Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
9:00 Modern Worship in the Fellowship Hall
11:00 Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
West Market Church Blog
what we believe
and who WE ARE
wHAT WE BELIEVE
God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons.
We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth. His life, death and resurrection extends to a broken world God's redeeming love.
The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, challenge, support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work.
Genesis 1:27 tells us that we've been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, communicate and create
The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.
The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and a future hope.
who we are
We are a United Methodist congregation, part of an 11-million-strong global church that opens hearts, doors and minds through active engagement with our world.
We are a United Methodist congregation located in the heart of downtown Greensboro. With a legacy of community involvement and vital ministry, West Market Church seeks to glorify God as we make, nurture and send forth disciples of Jesus Christ. From vital worship to ministries of justice and mercy, we want to equip people to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ close to home and far from home. We welcome all who have a heart for Christ and serving in his name.
The Methodist founder, John Wesley, and other early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living and putting faith and love into action. This emphasis continues today at West Market Church in our worship and in the wide range of programs opportunities for children, youth, young adults and older adults and adults of all ages; our far-reaching ministries; and the life of our church.
The United Methodist Church believes God's love for the world is an active and engaged love. It is a love seeking justice and liberty. We cannot just be observers. So we care enough about people to risk interpreting God's love, to take a stand and to call each other into a response no matter how controversial or complex.
Our congregation, like many in the United Methodist connection, is not of one mind in regard to the decision made at the 2019 called General Conference meeting. Many in our congregation oppose the decision to retain the language in the Book of Discipline regarding homosexuality and the prohibition of marriage and ordination, and to make it more punitive. There are others who agree with the decision.
A Reconciling West Market community has formed within our congregation to express support for LGBTQ+ members of our congregation and to join in the call of many in the denomination to take a stand to affirm the full inclusion of people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity in the life of the UMC. This community is part of the Reconciling Ministry Network and you can see its mission statement here: Reconciling Ministry Network Mission Statement
While we do not know what the future of the UMC will be, we seek to be one congregation united in mission and ministry while not being of one mind on this issue. We will continue to seek God’s guidance and wisdom as we extend to one another a spirit of love as we serve together in ministry.
Do you want to receive emails and be informed about the Reconciling West Market community? Please email the discipleship office, firstname.lastname@example.org .