As United Methodists, we strive to witness faithfully to Jesus Christ both as a community and in the way we live our individual lives. We hold fast to the traditional core of the Christian faith, the need of all people to be in life-changing relationship with God through the grace of Jesus Christ. But, we won’t allow differences in the “non-essentials” of theology to divide us from one another. UMC National Site We rely upon the theological heritage of John Wesley, founder of the Methodism movement of the 18th century: a knowledge of God grounded in scripture, illumined by tradition, realized in personal experience and confirmed through our gift of reason and intellect. Western Hills seeks to embody the United Methodist slogan, “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.”