No. Church membership is a personal preference and not required. Church membership is required for certain leadership positions, but not all.
Our pastor, Rev. Ed Schoeneck, prefers to be addressed as Pastor Ed.
Some of our members wear suits/dresses; others wear dress casuals; and others wear jeans and t-shirts. The bottom line is that we care about you, not your clothes!
That's not a problem because there are no reserved seats. We are so glad you are interested in joining us and we hope you'll feel free to sit anywhere.
If you would like your children to join you in worship and learn what it means to grow in a multi-generational faith community, that is absolutely wonderful! The sounds of children are reminders of life. Most of us are (or have been) parents of young children. We welcome you and your children into full participation in our services.
For those who are more comfortable, we also provide a cry room where you can take your child and still hear and see the service through a window, but your children are always welcome to worship with us in the sanctuary!
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month. Communion in the United Methodist Church is an open table - all who desire to receive the bread and cup are welcome. Regardless of age, baptismal status, or church membership, it is the table of the Lord and it is the Lord who invites you to share.
Yes and no. The United Methodist Church does hold positions on certain political and social matters as outlined in The Book of Discipline and The Social Principles. However, membership is not restricted to only those who agree or subscribe to those positions.
As a worshipper you can indicate on the attendance sign in sheet as you enter the church, that you are interested in joining the church. Or, you can call the church office or talk to the pastor personally. Usually, a two to three week Pastor's Orientation Class is offered working with your schedule.
No. Though tithing has been a biblical principle through the ages, giving is a personal matter between you and God.
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