About United Methodism
The United Methodist Church is a Methodist denomination which is both mainline and evangelical. It traces its roots back to the holiness revival movement of John and Charles Wesley within the Anglican Church. As such, the church's theological orientation is decidedly Wesleyan. It contains both liturgical and evangelical elements.
In the United States, it ranks as the largest mainline denomination, the second largest Protestant church after the Southern Baptist Convention, and the third largest Christian denomination. As of 2007, worldwide membership was about 12 million: 8 million in the United States and Canada, 3.5 million in Africa, Asia and Europe. It is a member of the World Council of Churches, the World Methodist Council, and other religious associations.
For more information about United Methodism you can visit www.umc.org.
Los Altos United Methodist Church is a part of California-Pacific Annual Conference and in the Long Beach District.