Want to learn more about Farmington UMC? Here is a quick overview of who we are and what we believe in.
Our Mission: We exist to help ordinary people become spiritually thriving servants of Christ for the sake of the world
Our Vision: We are a church of passionate prayer, faith-filled homes, and radical outreach
Our Core Values:
- Lost people matter to God, and therefore they matter to us.
- God accepts us as we are, but loves us too much to leave us there.
- We provide a warm, safe, non-threatening environment in which to respond to the radical call of Christ.
- Every believer is gifted to serve as a minister in the church.
- The church should be culturally relevant, while remaining Biblically true.
- A thriving spirituality requires celebrative worship, small group involvement, and service in the body.
- Personal prayer and the study of scripture are basic to life in Christ.
We are followers of Jesus Christ.
We are recipients of God’s amazing grace.
We are on a journey of growth in our spiritual lives.
We use the Bible as our sourcebook for life.
We are seriously passionate about prayer.
We are all about serving others and making a real difference in the world.
We are affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
Our worship services are designed to be relevant and engaging.
We use a contemporary worship style that includes sermons, scripture, singing, sharing, and shaking hands.
Our praise band fills the sanctuary with mostly contemporary Christian songs as our members’ voices join them from their seats.
We add impact to our message by integrating dramas, dance, video, and other creative elements into our services on occasion.
The sermons that Pastor Jeff preaches are biblically based, discuss real issues of the day, and are presented in a relaxed, engaging style with sprinkles of healthy humor along the way.
Most importantly, our worship services are designed to leave you walking away spiritually refreshed and ready to take on the week ahead.
Jeff Long has been our pastor since 1997.
He loves the church and the area. He is excited about the direction Farmington UMC is going.
Jeff’s wife Beth is a 3rd grade teacher. They have two grown and married sons, Bryan and Brent, and daughters-in-law Molly and Amy.
Previously to coming to Farmington Jeff planted a church in Wisconsin and revitalized a congregation in Wolcott, NY.
His hobbies include Mac computers and gadgets, fantasy football, Syracuse basketball, and following the Red Sox and the Bills.
You can contact Jeff at email@example.com.
In 1987 a small group of committed Christians were led by God to plant a new church in the Farmington, NY area under the leadership of Pastor Bill Vallet.
For the first seven years they met in a hotel near the New York State Thruway, setting up their sanctuary every Sunday and using various rooms for classrooms, nursery, etc.
In 1994 the fledgling congregation moved into our present facility, located near the intersection of Route 332 and County Road 41 (entrance located on County Road 41 directly across from Beaver Creek Road).
In 1996 George McCracken came for a year and served as interim pastor.
In 1997 Pastor Jeff Long became the new permanent pastor and has served ever since.
Built in 1994, our facility is a multi-purpose, one story structure that is flexible and can support multiple types of events.
The sanctuary is a large, open space with chairs and no pews designed to facilitate multiple room configurations. It’s primarily used for worship, but can also be used for pageant performances, charity and fellowship dinners, local blood drives, family game nights, receptions, and more.
Our facility also has multiple small rooms that can be used to host various meetings, programs, and ministries.
Additionally, we have a working kitchen that can be used to support various functions.
Designated nursery space, children’s program rooms, offices and a library complete the facility space.