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Our Mission

The Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church mission is to be the hands and feet of Christ on earth.


“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”


~Galatians 3:28 (NRSV)

With your donations, we are able to help more than just the congregation


Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity

Project Suppertime

Community Services League



To learn more about ways you can help the church or the community, you can contact us!

More on UMC beliefs can be found here.



More about the UMC Mission

Global Ministries Mission and Vision

How We Serve

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Our Theology

Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church stands directly in the Wesleyan Methodist heritage.  We begin and end with God’s unmerited love and care for God’s creation.  This grace, for us, is “free for all, and free in all.”  We believe God’s grace is at work in human lives even before people are aware of its presence.  That grace beckons, calls, and woos us to be God’s children in grace through faith in Jesus Christ.


We further believe grace to be at work in our lives for our entire lives through the Holy Spirit.  That grace, known to us as Sanctifying grace, enables us to grow in grace and love to be more like Jesus.  We hold that sanctification, or being made perfect in Christ (that is complete) is our task as Christians.  God's love/grace poured into us by God’s Holy Spirit flows through us to others and into the world.


We therefore have a keen interest in God’s creation and the preservation thereof.  We believe all persons, and all means all, are God’s creations and are worthy of love, respect, and dignity.  We strive to build a community of diverse persons with diverse experiences as we live our faith together.


In our lives together, we believe in practicing what we historically call the means of Grace: Prayer, Worship, The Lord’s Supper, Self-denial, and Christian Conferencing.  We believe works of mercy (faith at work) are as important as works of piety (faith growing and maturing), whether public or private.  Because the Lord’s Supper is a means of Grace, we believe it can be a “converting” and a “confirming” act in Communion with Christ.  Therefore, our table is open to all persons.


We do our theological reflection in conference with one another, holding that truth is most often found in community.  As such, we employ Scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as tools in our theological reflection.

LGBTQ+ Affirmation

Northern Blvd. United Methodist Church is a proud member of the Reconciling Ministries Network. We want NBUMC to be a safe place for members of the LGBTQ+ community, where their relationships, identities, and spiritual callings are welcomed, nurtured, and celebrated! We actively support the call to seek justice and equality for those of all sexual orientations and gender identities both within the United Methodist Church and throughout the world. 


Unfortnately, The UMC as a denomination still does not officially endorse the right of LGBTQ+ individuals to be married or ordained in the Methodist denomination. At the next General Conference, we expect the UMC to vote to become officially affirming of LGBTQ+ identities, relationships, and ordinations. 


For more information about the Reconciling Ministries Network about the United Methodist trajectory toward becoming affirming, visit

Photo caption: A group of NBUMC’s LGBTQ+ congregants perform the Advent candle lighting ceremony in December, 2021

Photo caption: A group of NBUMC’s LGBTQ+ congregants perform the Advent candle lighting ceremony in December, 2021

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