About MethodismAbout Methodism
Methodism began as a movement in the Anglican Church in 18th Century England. The movement was started by John Wesley, a renowned Anglican theologian and Oxford professor. Taking a lead from Luther’s reformation in Germany, with its emphasis on the “priesthood of all believers,” Wesley preached a message emphasizing personal sanctification and holiness against the backdrop of the cool, formal rites of the Church of England. His followers were nicknamed “Methodists” after their methodical rituals of prayer, worship, and small group meetings where they continually challenged one another in their journeys of faith.
The Methodist movement grew slowly until Wesley journeyed to the colonies in the American South. In one of the most dramatic evangelical feats in history, Methodist churches sprung up throughout the South and West, gaining thousands of members. There were so many churches and so few clergy that most clergy were forced to serve multiple churches, a practice which eventually evolved into the current itinerant system of ministry in the United Methodist Church. From these beginnings, Methodism has grown to become one of the largest mainline Protestant denominations in the United States, and now has millions of members in churches and missions around the world.
You can find out much more about the Methodism at the United Methodist Church homepage.
The Methodist Social CreedThe Methodist Social Creed
We believe in God, Creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of creation. We believe in the Holy Spirit, through whom we acknowledge Godís gifts, and we repent of our sin in misusing these gifts to idolatrous ends.
We affirm the natural world as Godís handiwork and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement, and faithful use by humankind.
We joyfully receive for ourselves and others the blessings of community, sexuality, marriage, and the family.
We commit ourselves to the rights of men, women, children, youth, young adults, the aging, and people with disabilities; to improvement of the quality of life; and to the rights and dignity of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities.
We believe in the right and duty of persons to work for the glory of God and the good of themselves and others and in the protection of their welfare in so doing; in the rights to property as a trust from God; in collective bargaining and responsible consumption; and in the elimination of economic and social distress.
We dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the world, to the rule of justice and law among nations, and to individual freedom for all people of the world.
We believe in the present and final triumph of Godís Word in human affairs and gladly accept our commission to manifest the life of the Gospel in the world. Amen
How to Contact UsHow to Contact Us

Hornick United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 55
Hornick, IA 51026-0055

Phone: (712) 874-3249
E-Mail: Hornickumc@netins.net
Open hearts, open minds, open doors