What To Expect

Sunday Services

Come-As-You-Are Atmosphere

We want you to be you, so come as you are!  You don’t have to dress up to worship God.  What matters most is your presence.  So look for our friendly hospitality team on Sunday mornings and expect a warm reception.  They can help point you in the right direction or answer any questions you may have.

Traditional & Modern Worship Styles

If you enjoy worshiping through classic hymns, join us at the 9:00 a.m. worship service.  If a combination of acoustic worship and re-imagined hymns is more your tempo, then plan to attend the 11:00 a.m. service.  No matter what the musical style may be, it is our desire to use music as a tool of worship to bring you closer to the heart of God.

Relevant Teaching

The Word of God is shared every time we gather, followed by a message that is built on the foundation of Scripture and shared in a way that is relevant to what people face today.  From relationships and life stages to attitudes of worship and prayer, each sermon is designed to inspire people to grow in faith and follow God’s leading in their lives.

Open Communion
Communion is offered in both worship services on the 2nd Sunday of every month.  First United Methodist Church believes that all who desire to remember the Lord and worship Him through communion are welcome to do so.

Children’s Church & Nursery

Children in PreK-1st grade are invited to Children’s Church immediately following the Children’s Chat in the 11:00 a.m. worship service.  Children’s Church takes place in the library (down the hall from the front entrance to the sanctuary) and young children will worship God through kid-friendly music, have a Bible lesson of their own, and participate in crafts and activities based on the teaching.  Children will be brought back to the sanctuary during the closing worship song.

For infants as young as 6 weeks and children up to age 3, nursery care is available during both worship services, as well as during the Sunday School hour.

Please notify staff and volunteers of any special needs or allergies your child may have.

Sunday School

Adults

We offer multiple Sunday School classes for adults from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Topics may include Bible studies, Methodist history, relationships, life stages, finances, and more.  Our classes are designed to enrich your spiritual walk and to build you up and encourage you in your faith.  Click here to see a list of our current classes.

Youth

Junior High (6th-8th grade) & Senior High (9th-12th grade) students gather together at 10:00 a.m. to explore the reality and relevance of the Scripture in their lives today.  Students will explore God’s word through discussion, video and prayer. 

Children

Sunday School classes are offered for children in PreK-5th grade.  Each class is divided by age so that your child will receive an age-appropriate experience that includes praise and worship, a Bible lesson, drama, hands-on activities, games and crafts based on what they are learning.  We have a Sunday School class for each of the following age groups: PreK, K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade.

Nursery care is available for infants and toddlers.

New families may register their children at the Christ’s Kids Club check-in desk.  For the security of our families, all children must be checked in and out of their classes by a parent or legal guardian.

All staff and volunteer workers are screened and trained through Safe Sanctuaries.

 

First Family Nights

Every Fall & Winter, we offer an 8-12 week First Family Night series on Wednesdays for the whole family!  Join us for dinner and stay for a Bible study, topical small groups, or a hobby group.  There is a children’s program for PreK-5th grade children and nursery care available during First Family Night gatherings.  The Emerge Student Ministry (6th-12th grade) also meets during this time.

Click here to see the First Family Night calendar with a list of current or upcoming classes.