Biblically Grounded & Mission Oriented
WELCOME to the website of the Cedar & Fremont United Methodist parish! Our two churches are found in southern Mahaska County, Iowa, about an equal distance between Oskaloosa and Ottumwa.
We believe that God is the creator of all, and is revealed to the world as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that sin separates us from a holy God, but that in God's love, Jesus was given to heal the separation by his love on the Cross, and His victory over death by His resurrection!
Being Biblically grounded, we believe that "...it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast"...
...and being mission oriented, we believe "...for we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:8 - 9 NIV)
We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that it is the church's mission to share the good news of the Gospel, and that God's grace is available to all who would receive it, and that His Holy Spirit invites us into a loving, saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
We believe that "all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16, 17 NIV)
Last updated November 2021