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pastor-jim-welcome.jpgWelcome to our website!  We are so glad that you found us, and we want to extend a warm welcome to you.

I count myself to be very fortunate to be the pastor of such a caring and active United Methodist congregation.  When you visit Ivy Creek you will discover how we offer a place of both sanctuary and service in the name of Jesus Christ, our Master.  We are a unique faith community not only because of our beautiful church with a history of almost 200 years, but also because of our vital, diverse, gifted, and committed congregation.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 January 2008 )
The Origin of Ivy Creek
The Beginning of Methodism in America
John and Charles Wesley laid the foundation of the United Methodist Church following a transforming religious experience in May 1738.  They led a renewal movement in the Church of England.  Their ministry spread to North America as Methodists made their way to the colonies.  Organized Methodism began in America as a lay movement around 1760 and was strengthened by lay preachers sent by Wesley.  One such man was Francis Asbury who played a very important role in early American Methodism shaped by his devotion to the principles of Wesleyan theology, ministry, and organization.

The first Methodist conference in the colonies took place in Philadelphia in 1773 where the ministers in attendance pledged allegiance to Wesley’s leadership and emphasized strong discipline among the societies and preachers and organized a system of regular conferences of preachers to conduct the business of the church.  After the American Revolution, Wesley sent Thomas Coke to America to supervise changes in American Methodism with Asbury.  Wesley sent with Coke a prayer book called The Sunday Service of the Methodists in North America and two ordained preachers.  The fact that they were ordained set a precedent that led to Methodists in America to become an independent church.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 25 January 2009 )
Vision Statement
Ivy Creek United Methodist Church is a welcoming community of faith:

  • Listening for God's voice,
  • Proclaiming God's message, and
  • Giving ourselves to God's service.

We offer sanctuary and purpose in a complex world.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 July 2007 )
Sunday Services
 Church Service:
8:30AM and 11:00AM 
 Sunday School:
(all ages)
 Nursery:  provided at both services

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Verse of The Day

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14)