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Our Beliefs at Mathews United Methodist Church of Greenwood, South Carolina, USA


Our vision is to be the bold light of Christ
wherever we are.

An earnest desire to let the light of Christ shine through our lives is at the heart of our ministry at Mathews United Methodist Church.



“A light on the hill, shining for the glory of God”


“You are the light of the world – like a city on a mountain,
glowing in the night for all to see.
Don’t hide your light under a basket!
Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all.
In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”

        Matthew 5:14-16 (New Living Translation)



is to love and glorify God
by worship, prayer, work, fellowship, and witness;
to serve Christ by loving our family and our neighbors as ourselves
by being servants to one another, to our community, and to the world;
and to make disciples
by study, by inviting and nurturing those who have no church family, and by living lives that exemplify Christ’s love to us.

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  1. Worship

Because God is God – and we’re not.

  1. Knowledge of Scripture

Because the Bible (the Word of God) is our authoritative basis for all we are and do.

  1. Prayer

Because what we do requires prayer for conception, development, and execution.

  1. Fellowship

Because we really do need each other.

  1. Spiritual Formation

Because being like Jesus is Job #1.

  1. Evangelism and Missions

Because everybody needs Jesus’ love and presence in their lives.

  1. Gifted Service

Because you are a unique person with a unique role to play:  each should be willing to seek to use his/her gifts.

  1. Financial Stewardship

Because it already all belongs to God.

  1. Inclusion of All People

Because God loves the world. (John 3:16)

  1. Lay Ministry

Because we are all part of the royal priesthood. (1 Peter 2:9)


We are not a perfect church.  Rather, we are a hospital for the spiritually sick who seek health in Jesus Christ.  We are all still growing, learning, and healing.  We invite you to join us on our journey with Christ.



“All of us have had that veil removed so that we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord.     And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us we become more and more like him and reflect his glory even more.” -   2 Corinthians 2:18 (NLT)



God offers us life, love, forgiveness, and peace.  It is such a great gift that God offers it only to everyone.  We want to share that gift with you.  We have programs and ministries in place that may be what you are looking for.  Come join us as we bask in and reflect the light of Christ.

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