Services

It is our desire that you visit us on a Sunday morning as we join in the joy and holy work of corporate worship. There are also multiple ways to get plugged into the life of the Church, make lasting friendships, and doing life together as a community of believers.

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Worship is the central “life-blood” of CFUMC from which all else flows. Through our worship we join together to offer our praise and thanksgiving to a gracious and loving God in a vital, Spirit led, and authentic way.

Traditional Worship is held in the sanctuary on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. from the second Sunday in September through the end of April & 11:00 a.m. year round. Modern Worship is held on Sundays at 9:45 in the Family Life Center. Nursery is available for each service.


May 1 – Labor Day 2022

  • 8:45 a.m. – Chapel at Bald Ridge Marina. (No service at the main campus)
  • 9:45 a.m. – Modern in the Family Life Center
  • 11 a.m. – Traditional in the Sanctuary

May 29

  • 8:45 a.m. – Chapel at Bald Ridge Marina
  • 10:30 a.m. – Celebration service in the sanctuary.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Summer picnic. Hot dogs provided with all the “fixins.” Bring your lawn chair or blanket and side dishes to share.

Flower Ministry

To learn how to provide live flower arrangements for traditional services, click here.


WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE TRADITIONAL SERVICES?

Traditional worship takes place on Sunday mornings in the main sanctuary. The 8:30 a.m. worship service takes place from the second Sunday in September through the end of April. The 11 a.m. service takes place year round. The services have a more formal structure with historic creeds, hymns, choral music, spoken word, and visual displays.

Holy Communion (the Eucharist) is celebrated each month, usually on the first Sunday of the month. The United Methodist Church has an “open table” which means that all persons regardless of age or religious tradition are invited to participate.

The 11:00 service is available on live streaming and archives of past sermons are available on our media page.

HOW SHOULD I DRESS?

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?

The traditional worship music is acoustic and is led by choirs, vocal, and instrumental soloists. This is where you will hear the pipe organ, piano and church choirs playing and singing music ranging from the Renaissance to classic hymns to jazz and traditional spirituals.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

You need only come to participate fully. You may wish to bring your Bible though scriptures are read from a variety of Bible translations. You may also wish to bring something on which and with which to write so that you may take notes.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE MODERN SERVICE?

As you might expect, Modern worship contains fewer formal elements than traditional, though the aim of authentic and vital worship together remains the same. The congregation is brought into worship through an extended music time that flows into prayer and a spoken message. The 9:45 service is available on live streaming and archives of past sermons are available on our media page.

HOW SHOULD I DRESS?

You’ll find the dress for Modern Worship to be very casual.

WHAT IS THE MUSIC LIKE?

The music is led by electronically enhanced instruments and vocals. Music for the service has been written and produced specifically with a modern ear in mind, though there is an occasional turn toward traditional hymns done with a distinctly modern flair. Our ultimate goal is not to perform, but to participate in worship as a collective of believers.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

You need only come to participate fully. You may wish to bring your Bible though scriptures are read from a variety of Bible translations. You may also wish to bring something on which and with which to write so that you may take notes. If you don’t have a Bible, you may follow this link for a free Bible application on your mobile device.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SEASONAL 8:45 AM LAKE SERVICE?

During the summer months, beginning the first Sunday in May and continuing through Labor Day, an informal outdoor service in the camp meeting/revival tradition is held at the Bald Ridge Chapel on Lake Lanier. The Marina is east of Ga. 400 at exit 15. 1850 Bald Ridge Marina Rd, Cumming, GA 30041.

HOW SHOULD I DRESS?

You’ll find the dress to be very casual. The ground is uneven, so comfortable waking shoes are recommended.

WHAT IS THE MUSIC LIKE?

The music is provided by a variety of guest soloists singing gospel and contemporary songs.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

You need only come to participate fully. You may wish to bring your Bible though scriptures are read from a variety of Bible translations. Although there is limited seating in the pavilion, you may wish to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the lawn. Many people also bring their dogs with them, and you are welcome to do so.