We, the members of Park Avenue United Methodist Church, are an inclusive, Christ-centered community of faith seeking through worship, prayer, service, and fellowship to respond creatively to God’s call to love and care for others.

(Adopted by Church Council October 23rd 2001)


Park Avenue United Methodist Church is…

  • a diverse congregation representing more than 40 nationalities.
  • a community of believers who affirm Christ’s call to love God with all that we are and serve our neighbors as ourselves.
  • a place that is open and affirming to our visitors. All people are welcome here.
  • a part of a world-wide, Christian denomination, the United Methodist Church.

The United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church is a 12.3-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds, and open doors through active engagement with our world.  John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today. We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage on The United Methodist Church’s website.

Reconciling Ministries Statement

Park Avenue United Methodist Church is an inclusive, Christ-centered community of faith that welcomes, embraces, and affirms all of God’s children as persons of sacred worth regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, culture, tradition, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of PAUMC and seek to live “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”.  (adopted at Charge Conference, December 15, 2015)

The Reconciling Ministries Network mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.

For more information about PAUMC and the RMNetwork:

Reconciling Ministries Network

Methodists in New Directions: A Reconciling Ministry in the New York Annual Conference

New York Annual Conference Formally Welcomes LGBTQI Candidates for Ministry