Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions:
I would just cringe if they made me stand up and say something.
We assure you, we won’t embarrass you by asking you to stand up or say anything. We ask everyone attending to sign in on an attendance pad. This is so we can know who you are and can welcome you during the coming week with an email, phone call, or letter, depending on the information you share with us.
I know my child is going to be too noisy.
We encourage parents of young children to attend worship service with their children. This begins the good habits of attending worship services at an early age. If you choose, we have a wonderful nursery and children’s program.
I know I will feel out of place.
We hope that this webpage will help ease your mind, but if you have a question, please ask someone for help. Each Sunday you will find greeters in the Connection Room as well as the Lobby of the Sanctuary Building who would love to help you feel welcome and answer any questions you might have. We get a steady stream of visitors and are accustomed to questions.
I am afraid I will say or do something wrong.
All of us have felt this way when in a new situation. But we hope you see the people of our congregation to be ordinary people like yourself.
I just want to watch at first and I know that they will try to involve me or sign me up.
You are welcome to participate in activities that are meaningful for you. Membership is encouraged but we respect the pace at which you are comfortable getting involved.
I don’t know that much about the Bible.
Our members come from all kinds of places. Many have not grown up in the church and are learning through a variety of classes and groups. You won’t be put on the spot. We can help you find groups and classes that match your interest and comfort level.
About Our Worship Service
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE TRADITIONAL SERVICES?
Beginning at 11:00 every Sunday morning in our beautiful sanctuary, these services afford a life-changing opportunity to connect with God through the vital experience of sharing and participating in the great traditions of Methodist worship. You will experience majestic traditional liturgical worship, spirited hymn singing, and moving choral music by the Chancel Choir, Student Choral Ensemble, and/or Joyful Sound. Worship will include many of the church’s current and old masters. Congregational affirmations, prayers, and moments of spiritual quietude and inner resolve are effectively led through the sincere, dynamic worship leadership of our clergy staff and lay readers. We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Our 11:00 service is available on live streaming and archives of past sermons are available on our media page.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
Come as you are. You’ll find people from all walks of life at CFUMC and a broad range of attire from dressy to casual. All are welcome.
WHAT IS THE MUSIC LIKE?
Beginning at 8:45 and 11:00 every Sunday morning in our beautiful sanctuary, these services afford a life-changing opportunity to connect with God through the vital experience of sharing and participating in the great traditions of Methodist worship. You will experience majestic traditional liturgical worship, spirited hymn singing, and moving choral music by the Chancel Choir, Student Choral Ensemble, and/or Joyful Sound. Worship will include many of the church’s current and old masters.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
You are encouraged to bring a Bible so that you can follow the Scripture readings, and you may find a notebook and pen or pencil helpful to make notes during the sermon. However, this is not a requirement.
Have another question?
Feel free to contact our church office to ask any other questions you may have