We understand that all worship services do not need to be the same. They do not need to use the same acts of worship, the same musical instruments, or even the same technology. Worship is a time to get our priorities straight — at least for a moment. All week, we live as if we are No.1. Now we stop to acknowledge that “WE” is more important than “ME.” When we put God first, everything else comes “after” God — including us, and for some reason, things get a little better.
What we call our worship service is not as important as what we do. United Methodists’ believe that the New Testament scriptures are the primary source of faith. The stories and lessons are open to all, just as our member hearts and minds are, as well as our building’s door.
You are welcome to come to one or both of our services, our priority is that your soul is fed.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
Due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help prevent its spread we host two services, one indoor Sunday Service at 10 AM, and one recorded. Please visit our blog to watch recorded online services like the one shown below, and for the latest news and updates.
Indoor COVID-19 Service (Paused until further notice)
10-11 AM, downstairs in the Meeting Hall.
This service is defined by the pandemic. Absent of singing, passing the peace, and fellowship hour, the service remains a sacred time to hear the Word, reconnect with the Holy Spirit, and focus our minds on doing the work to create the Beloved Community. Kindly review these guidelines before attending.
Casual Service (Paused until further notice)
9-10 AM, downstairs in the Meeting Hall with coffee
This service is designed to be simple and direct. We have traded an organ for a keyboard or guitar, swapped hymnals for song lyrics on a video screen, and removed a formal structure for one that has fewer parts. Feel free to ask questions, sip coffee or doodle while sitting around a common table in our Meeting Hall. You can even pet our service dog Lincoln!
Enjoy fellowship time from 10 – 10:30 AM
Traditional Service (Paused until further notice)
10:30 -11:30 AM, upstairs in the Sanctuary
Worship with your neighbors in white wooden pews inside a historic New England Sanctuary. Listen to our church choir be accompanied by beautiful organ music from the loft above. Sing traditional hymns, recite the Call to Worship, Prayers and the Gospel and hear the minister’s sermon that follows the United Methodist Church’s lectionary each week
ALL ARE WELCOME.
June 7, 2020 thru September 27, 2020 from 12-1 PM
“If You Can’t Fly Then Run, If You Can’t Run Then Walk, If You Can’t Walk Then Crawl, but Whatever You Do You Have to Keep Moving Forward.”– Martin Luther King Jr.
Communion is the sacrament of nurture, in which we gather and eat bread and drink grape juice as symbols of feeding our spiritual soul. We aim to grow in our relationship with God, and part of the process is to admit our faults. We recite these words:
“We have not loved our neighbors,
and we have not heard the cry of the needy.
Forgive us, we pray.”
Participating in this ritual, we can pick ourselves up and keep moving to become more caring, empathetic, and loving towards all people, and the planet. We are living in turbulent and emotional draining times, and now more than ever we need nourishment to keep moving forward. If we want the world to change, we need to start with ourselves.
This Sunday from 12 to 1 PM Pastor Chris Jones will be offering the bread and the cup using a pre-packaged sealed wafer and juice outside in the parking lot. He will be wearing all the necessary PPE to keep you safe. All are welcome. Just drive up, roll down your window, and you may partake in the Communion Ceremony.
Pick-up a Palm Sunday
April 5, 2020, at 9:30 -11 AM
During a global pandemic, we have had to get creative celebrating Holy Week. Lucky for us, we have a pastor who is willing to trying new ways to observe Palm Sunday. We invite you to drive by our church Sunday morning between 9:30 and 11 AM, roll down your window, and Pastor Chris Jones, covered with PPE, will hand you a palm and share a moment of prayer.
World Day of Prayer
March 1, 2020, at 10:30 AM
We will celebrate World Day of Prayer 2020 for the third consecutive year. World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical celebration of informed prayer and prayerful action.
Join in the prayer service written by the women of Zimbabwe, who invite us to explore Jesus’ encounter with a person who, although positioned for healing, does not act upon the opportunities given (John 5:2–9a).
The theme is “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk.”
December 24th, at 7:00 PM
In 2020, we celebrate the birth of Christ with a brief Candlelight remembrance, outside with a Gospel reading and the song Silent Night.
ALL are welcome.
(10-15 minutes in length) MASKS REQUIRED
World Day of Prayer
March 3, 2019, at 10:30 AM
World Day of Prayer takes place internationally on the first Friday of March every year. In 2019 we will be celebrating the event on Sunday, March 3rd.
The host country for World Day Prayer 2019 is Slovenia. The focus is on Jesus’ parable of the Great Dinner (in Lk. 14:15–24) with the theme “Come – Everything is Ready”. One phrase in the worship service especially captures the ideas we will explore: “Welcoming God, in your love, you have prepared a table for all, and you inspire us to open our hearts and our homes to offer a place to the ones who are not yet at the table.” Who isn’t at your table yet? Who isn’t at your World Day of Prayer service . . . yet? The women of Slovenia challenge us all to widen our circles, to expand our communities.