Sunday Mornings @ UUMC
You Are Welcome Here
Your presence is a gift to us!
Every Sunday we gather to remember that we are the beloved children of God, created in God’s image to serve and love the world. We gather on Sunday mornings to worship God, to hear and share good news, to sing and pray together, to share in the feast of grace through Holy Communion, to celebrate baptisms (the beginning of our journey with God), and to experience and be community.
We do these things, not to make us feel better or holier than others, but to grow in grace, love, peace, and faith. And we hope and expect that in the process, bit by bit, we are transformed. Every day, we seek to be more like Christ.
What Can I Expect in Worship?
Our worship style is casual traditional – but we invite you to come as you are. Our focus is on how God is at work in your life, not what you are wearing or what you look like. Our music is a blend of traditional hymns, with some more modern song as well. Attend worship Sunday morning during the school year and you will be blessed by the singing and ministry of the Aldersgate Choir, which sings a variety of selections ranging from classical to gospel, traditional to contemporary.
We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. As United Methodists we have an open table, which means that all are welcome to come forward to receive this gift of love, whether you are a church member or not or have been baptized or not. We explain how we receive communion in worship.
Each Sunday after worship we host coffee hour in our parlor. We invite you to stay as you are able, grab a snack on us and meet someone new! On Second Sundays of the month, we host a full potluck meal. As your schedule allows, please stay and feast with us!
What do you offer for children and parents?
Sunday school for children
Throughout the school year, we hold Sunday school for children from preschool through elementary school during the main worship hour. On the first and third Sundays of the month, children begin worship with their families and then go to Sunday school after the children's moment, called the "imagination lesson," during the service. Children of all ages are welcome to stay in the main worship service - their joyful noise is a wonderful sound to our ears! For those kids who want to stay close to their grown-ups in worship, and for the Sundays without Sunday school, we also provide worship bags that they are welcome to take back to the pews after the children's message and explore!
We do have a dedicated space in the back of the sanctuary with rocking chairs for babies and little ones with their grown-ups and are currently updating our nursery space right next to the sanctuary.
How can I grow in my faith?
Studies are offered throughout the year on a variety of topics, during which participants learn, share, and grow in their spiritual understanding. Past topics include Faith and Racism, LGBTQ+ Allies, Bible Studies, Prayer, and Advent and Lent. Contact the church office for information.