Our Worship Experience
The 9 a.m. service is a traditional Service with hymns, choir anthems, and a message from our Pastor. Our Chancel Choir leads us in singing hymns and offers praise through an anthem or other special music during the service. The praise band provides gospel music during the service on the 4th Sunday of each month.
The 11:15 service offers band-led contemporary music in a more relaxed setting that includes an area with tables where families can sit together with quiet activities for the children. The Pastor delivers a message at this service.
The Gathering is a lay-led service at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month with praise music provided by the praise band and a message brought by a lay speaker.
5th Sunday Combined Service: We have a combined Sunday morning worship service the last Sunday of any month with 5 Sundays. Both the Chancel Choir and the 11:15 Band provide music. We often include special activities before, during, and/or after this service such as a Ministry Fair, potluck breakfast or lunch, etc.
Holy Communion: We celebrate Holy Communion the first Sunday of each month and at other appropriate times according to the church liturgical calendar at both the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services.
From the United Methodist Church website:
The table of Holy Communion is Christ's table, not the table of The United Methodist Church or of the local congregation. The table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ's love and to lead a new life of peace and love, as the invitation to the table says.
Our Book of Worship says, "All who intend to lead a Christian life, together with their children, are invited to receive the bread and cup. We have no tradition of refusing any who present themselves desiring to receive" (page 29). This statement means that in practice there are few, if any, circumstances in which a United Methodist pastor would refuse to serve the elements of Holy Communion to a person who comes forward to receive.
By Water and the Spirit affirms: "Because the table at which we gather belongs to the Lord, it should be open to all who respond to Christ's love, regardless of age or church membership. The Wesleyan tradition has always recognized that Holy Communion may be an occasion for the reception of converting, justifying, and sanctifying grace."