200 East Middle Street
Thank you for considering a visit to our church! You are welcome to join us at any time, and we hope that the information below will be helpful to you.
REGULAR SUNDAY SCHEDULE
9:30 AM – Adult Sunday School Class
10:45 AM – Worship Service
CHURCH NURSERY CARE
Church volunteers provide children's ministry through our nursery during our Sunday worship service for newborns to kindergarten age children.
Where should I park?
Parking is located in front of the church in the lot across Middle Street, the lot behind the church, as well as on street parking on both Middle and Locust Streets.
What are the services like?
Our contemporary worship service is led by our Praise Band and uses guitar, keyboard, bass and drums to lead singing with video and lyrics projected on screens. Our worship is informal. Come as you are. Enjoy snacks and coffee before service in the Corinthian Cafe in the Social Hall outside the sanctuary and feel free to bring you coffee with you to your seat during worship. Regardless which service you choose, it is important to us that you experience the Presence of God through biblical teaching, prayer, music, and silence.
What should I wear?
You should wear whatever you wish to worship. We encourage you to come as you are. It is more important to bring your heart and life to God than the right outfit.
Are the facilities accessible to all?
Wheelchair access is available to the main level through the ramp at the back of the church. You will enter the ramp, then cross the Social Hall to reach the sanctuary.
Where can I get information when I arrive?
We suggest that visitors stop at the Connection Center in the back of the sanctuary. Also, Greeters and Ushers are on duty at various locations around the church building and Sanctuary who would be happy to assist you.
What about giving money during worship?
Christians believe that all we have is a gift from God. Christ calls us to share our time, talents and money in response to His grace. We therefore receive an offering at each worship service – it is not a requirement, but it is an opportunity for worshipers to respond to God's grace in a tangible way. We invite worshipers to bring their weekly monetary gifts to the altar as well as non perishable food items for our local New Hope Food Pantry. These offerings are used to support the ministry of the church and to care for our community.
What about Christian Education opportunities?
Learning our faith is critical for living our faith. There are Sunday School classes and other educational opportunities for all ages.
What other things are happening at First United Methodist Church?
We are committed to making disciples by caring for our neighbors as Jesus would. Please browse through the rest of our website for information about the many things going on at both campuses!