Worship

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Contemporary Worship

Praise & Worship
Sunday Mornings | 8:30am & 11:00am

Our 8:30 and 11:00 Praise & Worship services offer a Spirit-filled, casual, family friendly atmosphere to praise Jesus Christ. Grab a cup of coffee at the Collins St. entrance and find a seat in our Braswell Hall Worship Center.

During these services, we'll worship in the Holy Sprit together with powerful music. Come as we share in Christ's love in a very relaxed setting.

Traditional Worship

Traditional Worship
Sunday Mornings | 11:00am

Our traditional service takes place in our beautiful sanctuary, which was built in 1918. This Spirit-filled service offers time-honored hymns led by our Chancel Choir.

While the style of worship is traditional, it is a very intimate and personal service usually consisting of about 70-100 congregates. Holy Communion is offered on the 1st Sunday of each month.

Holy Communion

Holy Communion

The Communion table of every United Methodist congregation is open. All are welcome to receive the bread and juice. Participants neither have to be members of the denomination nor do they have to be baptized.

That does not mean the invitation to Holy Communion is casual. While the table is open to all regardless of age, church affiliation, and mental or physical ability, acceptance of the invitation demands honest self-examination.
Persons invited are those "that do truly and earnestly repent of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbors, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking henceforth in his holy ways...." (The Book of Worship, pg. 44.)

Some people believe children are too young to understand the sacrament of Holy Communion and should not be invited until they have been confirmed. However, if a complete understanding became a requirement, none of us could gather at the table. Children may not completely understand what is happening, but they do know when people are invited to a meal and they are excluded.
Some also believe non-baptized adults should not be invited. However, United Methodists affirm the sacraments are not only "the outward sign of an invisible and spiritual reality;" they are also a means of grace. Those who participate do so within a community of believers. Participation may be the first step toward discipleship.

The Body of Christ is composed of many traditions. The Communion table is Christ's table, not a United Methodist table. The family meal is for all.

*Article by Rev. J Richard Peck, retired member of the New York Annual Conference, was published in the March-April 2011 issue of the Interpreter. It is re-printed by person.

 

 

Preaching Schedule

Pastor Ralph A. Brown and Associate Pastor Luke Whitehead share in delivering our sermons. See our sermon schedule for the preaching schedule. If you miss the sermon for the week you can always listen on-line.

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