About Us

Our Mission and Vision


Auburn United Methodist Church exists to love God, love neighbor, and make passionate disciples of Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 22:37-39)


If we fulfill our Mission, then we will see a church community helping people follow Jesus and love one another (Acts 2:42).

Our Values

Love and Grace

We strive to reflect Christ-likeness and maintain our Wesleyan tradition by loving and accepting all people and extending the same grace to others that God extends to us. We pray that when we reflect love and grace with humble, authentic attitudes it will lead others to receive the hope and peace Jesus offers (Matthew 6:9-10; Mark 12:30-31).

Christ-Centered Community

We extend a gracious welcome to all in our community and all who come to our church and invite them to become a part of our community of disciples. We seek out opportunities for people to bear one another's burdens and cultivate authentic relationships (Mark 16:15; 1 Corinthians 12:27).

Whole-Life Discipleship

We believe discipleship is a lifelong journey and strive for effective ministry to all ages and every stage of life. We actively foster a multi-generational church that pursues Christ together. By jointly growing in God's grace and love, we become stronger disciples and gain strength to face life's challenges alongside one another (Ephesians 5:1-2).

Joyful Generosity and Service

We willingly align our priorities to express the extravagance of God and to impact the lives of others. We joyfully give our time, talents, and resources to connect others with God's grace-filled community. We pray God will use or gifts to transform the lives of those around us (1 Corinthians 11:1; Matthew 25:40).

Church Office

The Church Office is accessible from the Mathison Building lobby located at 137 South Gay Street. The reception desk is open from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday. The office is closed on Fridays. 

Our History

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What We Believe

We are excited to share with you what we believe about our God who we know as loving, forgiving, saving, and redeeming through his Son, Jesus Christ. We feel our beliefs about the Good News of Jesus Christ are best communicated through the Apostles’ Creed, which can be found below.


I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Cory Smith

Senior Pastor

Rev. Kelli Hitchman-Craig

Associate Pastor