What We Care About

At Barrington United Methodist Church, we strive to inspire, encourage and invigorate BUMC's congregants to more fully understand, embrace and live out the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church and to connect BUMC’s ministries of charity and mercy to justice through:

Awareness:  Raising awareness of timely societal issues and providing a welcoming forum for inclusive, nonjudgmental, balanced discussions with a focus on the Biblical and Wesleyan foundations, grounded in the Social Principles.

Advocacy:  Helping members find ways to use their voices to advocate for social justice, including connections to governmental officials and not-for-profit organizations who share our values.

Action:  Promoting and supporting congregational participation in existing mission opportunities and projects with an emphasis on recognizing and confronting the underlying justice issues that create systems that result in inequity and oppression. Identifying and advocating for societal issues or additional mission opportunities suggested by Church & Society or our congregation; providing a wide variety of ways for individuals and groups to participate at various commitment levels and comfort zones.

Below you are invited to explore some of the issues that are important to us.

General Board of Church and Society

National Council of Churches


The following list includes local actions aligned with our principles:

Go Green Barrington

Faith in Place

Barrington Moms Demand Action