United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to our foundational statement of beliefs in The Book of Discipline, we share the following basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities.


The Church

The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.


The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.


God’s Reign

The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope.


We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrates God’s redeeming love.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst. When we sense God’s leading, God’s challenge, or God’s support or comfort, it’s the Holy Spirit at work.


Human Beings

Genesis 1:27 asserts that we’ve been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create.



God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons.



First United Methodist Church of Madisonville is a family of believers who worship a risen Savior. We worship together, study together, and love each other as family.
Our church serves 100+ in Sunday worship, a Chancel Choir, A Praise Team, women’s groups, men’s groups, and Sunday school classes for every age.
Members volunteer in numerous community organizations such as the Son Shine Center, Meals for Grace, a Children’s Choir, A.S.K. tutoring program for children, and other groups.
Give us a call, or reach out to us by email on our contact page for more details and see how you can be involved in a loving church home.