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.

There will be two opportunities for worship and imposition of ashes on Wednesday, February 14:

  • 7 AM – A brief service (30 minutes or less) for those going to work.
  • 6 PM – A full service will music and message.

SUNDAY WORSHIP

  • 9 AM – Contemplative Worship in the Sanctuary
  • 9 AM – Gloria Dei (modern worship) in the Family Life Center
  • 9:45 AM – Sunday School/Small Groups
  • 11 AM – Traditional worship in the Sanctuary

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SANCTUARY SERVICES

Please see the announcement above for current worship times.

Traditional worship takes place on Sunday mornings in the main sanctuary.

The 9 a.m. worship service lasts approximately 35-45 minutes. The service includes time for reflection and prayers, a sermon, two hymns, and a piano offertory.

The 11 a.m. service uses the Service of Word and Table and lasts approximately an hour. The service has a more formal structure with processionals, historic creeds, acoustic instruments such as pipe organ and piano, congregational 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 AM 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 “GLORIA DEI” MODERN SERVICE?

Please see the announcement above for current worship times.

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 Latin phrase “Gloria Dei” means simply “glory to God.” This is a Service of Word and Table, meaning that holy communion is served weekly. 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 AM service is available as archived video and can be found 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 often 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.