Mission Statement

Buena Vista United Methodist Church is a welcoming, multi-cultural, multi-generational community of faith open to all. Our mission is to be a spiritual and healing place for individuals to develop and deepen a growing relationship with God through Jesus Christ; nurture loving ties within the congregation that embraces family, heritage, and diversity; live out our Christian faith to our local and global communities through prayer, service, and social justice.

We Believe

• God’s hope, love, justice and healing are embodied in the life of Jesus
• Our faith, deepened and shared through life’s experiences, guides us
• Within each person and all of creation, God can be known through many traditions
• God calls us to welcome all people on their journey of faith regardless of age, abilities, physical condition, race, gender, sexual orientation or socio-economic class
• God works in human history and in the unique experiences of oppressed communities
• God continues to call forth new roles for the ministry of Buena Vista UMC as we encounter new realities and reflect upon our Japanese American historical roots
• As a prophetic voice for justice, we will be an example and influence in our local and global community