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Lighthouse Congregations are committed to:

  1. Worship: Providing worship opportunities, whether online or in person. These services should be intentional about engaging and welcoming new people into the fold.

  2. Discipleship: Creating space to learn and grow, through small group gatherings, Bible studies, and prayer opportunities.

  3. Mission: Inviting fellow United Methodists into opportunities to serve through hands-on ministries. This can include things like backpack ministries, community gardens, literacy and C4C programs, or anything that involves making a difference and sharing the love of God with others.

  4. Sacrament: Communion will be offered at least one Sunday a month, but also may include invitations to communion outside of traditional worship, such as mid-week gatherings and in small groups.

  5. Pastoral Care: Offering care such as hospital visits, gatherings at coffee shops, and finding ways to be available to those who are in need of pastoral care. This is not just the responsibility of the pastor but includes ways in which the congregation may engage in visitation ministries, meal trains, and communications ministries.

We Are All God's Children

Saxapahaw United Methodist Church welcomes and embraces people from all walks of life. The richness of our diversity is evident as we worship the One God revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


We follow the teachings of the United Methodist Church, interpreting them within our own context. With John Wesley (the founder of the Methodist movement), we believe that the world is our parish. To that end our ministries extend beyond the doors of the church, into the community, and across the world.


We also believe, as Methodists, that we are constantly growing in our faith. To this end, we offer a wide variety of opportunities for people of all ages to learn and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. 

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We Are A Loving Congregation

"The first time I came, I immedietely felt like family, like this was the place I needed to be!" -- Carrie


"My daughters and I started attending church upon the insistence of our wonderful Pastor. We continue to go because we found a wonderful community and a beautiful family." – Racheal (single mother)


"I love the way we love each other. I can depend on others." – Larry


"I hope we adopt a refugee family." – Cathy



We Are A Faithful Congregation

"I love that we preach the gospel of Jesus Christ as available and actionable here and now." - unknown


"I love that the children and youth participate in worship." - unknown


"Here is grace and forgiveness." – Debbie

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We Are A Generous Congregation

During 2022 we gave...
1.    Tithes and Offerings: $100,404.29
2.    ZOE Empowers: $2,483.30
3.    Pastor’s Discretionary Fund: $1,005.53 
4.    Snack Pack Ministry: $2,892.61
5.    S.A.F.E.: $5,709.99
6.    UMCOR: $771.00 
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