OUR WORSHIP STYLE
Our worship service is held on Sunday mornings at 9:30am. The sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. Our service style is informal traditional with music from the United Methodist hymnals and a variety of more modern songs.
You are encouraged to wear whatever is comfortable for you. Some of our congregation dress up, and others come in t-shirts, jeans or shorts.
There are hearing-assisted devices available for the hard of hearing; ask the audio technician sitting at the back of the church. The building has disabled parking at the side of the main building, there is a ramp from the parking lot to the back entrance, and spots for wheelchairs in the church.
Lyrics and any congregational responses are projected on the screen in a large font, so it is easy to follow along, and our worship leaders tell you when to stand and sit. The hymn numbers are also projected, so if you prefer to have the music in your hands, then you can also follow along in the hymnals, although most folk do not.
We have a nursery for babies and young children up to three years-old that is open throughout the service and staffed by our wonderful volunteers.
Children and youth come to the worship service at 9.30 a.m. and stay for about 20 minutes including a Children’s Moment led by the pastor. They then have the option of leaving to go to their own age-appropriate Sunday School classes.
Adult Sunday School is held in the Sunday School building at 8:30am where the morning scriptures are read and studied before the service.
After the worship service, the congregation gathers in the Fellowship Hall for refreshments and conversation.
Music is an integral part of our worship and everyone who would like to share their musical gifts with the congregation is encouraged to participate in the chancel choir, handbell choir, or other opportunities offered by the Music Director.
Our order of worship for our services vary, but typically it will be something like this:
Ringing the Church Bell
Time of Silence
Welcome and Call to Worship
Song or Anthem
Ministry & Mission Moment
Scripture & Message
Holy Communion (first Sunday of the month)
At Holy Communion, all who love the Lord are welcome to come forward to receive the elements, you do not have to be a member of this church to do so. Young and old, gay and straight, male and female, saint and sinner, black, brown and white, all are welcome! Our ‘wine’ is not alcoholic, and we also have the option of a gluten-free bread and cup.