Worship: What to Expect

Worship: What to Expect

Below are a number of questions people often ask concerning our Sunday worship experience. If your question is not answered here, please feel free to ask us, and someone will get back to you with a response.

What time is worship?

Our Sunday morning begins 9:30 with worship and Sunday school for children and youth (preK-high school). Nursery care is provided throughout the morning. Come early for coffee and cookies (big bakery cookies), and feel free to take your coffee with you into the sanctuary.

Where are you located?

Our address is 1245 W. Maple Ave 

What should I wear?

To be honest, we’re more concerned with making you feel welcomed than we are with what you look like. We see it all: jeans, suits, coat & tie, casual, heals, sandals, shorts, pants, and dresses. We’ve even seen a kilt here! Wear whatever you’re most comfortable wearing. In other words, come as you are.

Is there anything for my children?

Absolutely! Our nursery is staffed by adults, and for those interested, we can provide a wireless system of contacting you during worship. You may bring your children to the nursery any time after 9:15 a.m.

Located right next the nursery is our pre-school room for children ages 3 and 4 year-olds.

Our Sunday Discovery classes are for children between kindergarten through 5th grade. In addition, we have a class for youth in middle school and a class for high school students.

All Sunday school classes meet during worship.

Can my children stay with me during worship?

Yes, your children are welcomed to remain with you during worship. For our younger worshippers, we do provide a bag of items to help them pass the time. These bags are located outside the entrance into the sanctuary.

How long does worship last?

Typically, 60-75 minutes.

What kind of music does your church have?

Currently, our worship employs a blended style of worship. Some hymns are sung to the pipe organ, and other songs are accompanied by the piano. Our adult choir sings weekly, and sing a wide variety of styles.

Am I welcomed if I’m not the “typical Christian”?

You certainly are! Again, we don’t care what you look like. If you have questions about the Christian faith or are even a card-carrying doubter, you’re welcomed here. The United Methodist motto is Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. For us this is much more than just a marketing tag line. Our congregation strives to respect and welcome all people. No matter what.

Can I receive Communion?

Yes. You don’t have to be a member of our congregation, nor do you have to be a United Methodist to receive Communion. We have an open table, which means it’s open to anyone who feels called to participate. God’s grace encompasses everyone.

Also, our Communion table is open to you even if you have not been baptized.

If I want to be baptized, what do I do?

This is a great question! We would love to help you take this important step in your faith journey. The first thing you should do is to talk with one of our pastors (Pastor Drew and Pastor Chris), both of whom would be more than happy to walk you through the process.

While a majority of our baptisms are done by ‘sprinkling,’ (literally, sprinkling water on one’s head with the hand), for those who desire, we can also make arrangements to baptize through full immersion.