About Us


Our History

First United Methodist Church, Fox Hill, is old and historic; at the same time it is new and contemporary.

It was established in 1844 in the community of Fox Hill, but a series of relocations, mergers, and building programs have established it in one of the fastest growing sections of Hampton. We feel that God has blessed us by locating us at One Salt Ponds Road. To fulfill our mission, we seek to serve all age groups with a wide variety of worship, educational, service and fellowship opportunities.

To be a part of history in the making, we welcome all to Come Grow With Us.


What We Believe

 

Our Christian Roots

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: READ MORE 

Our Wesleyan Heritage

Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. They placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. READ MORE

Reflecting Our Faith

Faith is the basic orientation and commitment of our whole being—a matter of heart and soul. Christian faith is grounding our lives in the living God as revealed especially in Jesus Christ. READ MORE


Common Questions

 

Why become a member? Isn't believing that Christ is my savior enough?

Why become a member? Isn’t believing that Christ is my savior enough?

 

While God does not require church membership or attendance for salvation, He has provided the Church as a gift to believers so that we would better grow in your faith and encourage and challenge each other. Not only are we born again when we believe, but we are born into a big family [the Church]. God did not design us to be alone, but to be in relationship with Him and with others.

 

In Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church, you can witness the kind of support we can give one another.

 

16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. [Ephesians 3 New International Version (NIV)]

I'm too old for Sunday School, aren't I?

I’m too old for Sunday School, aren’t I?

 

Actually, no; we have studies for all ages and several small groups so that we continue to grow in our understanding of God’s wonderful love and grace.

 

Being a Christian is an lifetime process of becoming a new creature, whole and mature.

 

11Christ chose some of us to be apostles, prophets, missionaries, pastors, and teachers, 12so that his people would learn to serve and his body would grow strong. 13This will continue until we are united by our faith and by our understanding of the Son of God. Then we will be mature, just as Christ is, and we will be completely like him.
[Ephesians 4 Contemporary English Version (CEV)]

I have been hurt at other churches, how would this be different?

I have been hurt at other churches, how would this be different?

 

Forgiven does not mean we have “arrived”; instead, we as believers strive to Christ’s standard of perfect love and the reality is that each of us fall short. Broken relationships in the church are not new, Paul reminded the Galatians to “serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”] 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. [Galatians 5, New International Version (NIV)]

 

The first step to overcome your previous hurts is to forgive. If you find that you cannot forgive, pray to be able to forgive. Mending relationships is impossible without forgiveness. We were forgiven of our transgressions so that we could return to relationship with God. Just as we are forgiven, we are called to forgive.

Other Questions

I have an administrative question

 

Please contact the Church Office with any questions of an administrative nature.

 

I have an spiritual question

For spiritual questions please feel free to email Pastor Brian.