Worship: What to Expect

Worship: What to Expect

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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 at 9:00 with a Traditional worship service.

Our Open Doors band-led worship begins at 11:00. Nursery care is provided. Come early for coffee, 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 during the 11am Open Doors worship. Located right next the nursery is our pre-school room for children ages 3 and 4 year-olds.

Our Children’s Ministries are specifically designed for kids who are preK-5th grade. They meet as small groups during Open Doors worship. Our Student Ministries are specifically designed for youth from 6-12th grade. They meet as a small group on Sunday evening.

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 minutes.

What kind of music does your church have?

The Traditional worship service utilizes more traditional musical elements such as familiar hymns and worship songs accompanied by our pipe organ. The Wesley Chorale, our adult chancel choir, provides musical support each week, singing in a wide variety of styles.

Open Doors is led by our house band, SoulStation. During this time we’ll sing contemporary Christian songs and, from time to time, a well-love hymn accompanied by SoulStation.

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 Pastor Drew, who 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.