What time are worship services?
We worship Sunday mornings at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:30 AM, and on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 PM.
How should I dress?
Some folks dress up, some take a more relaxed approach. We hope you come in what’s comfortable to you.
Where do I park?
Spots for visitors are reserved at the north end of the lot (furthest from the parking lot entrance). If our lot is full, overflow is welcome across the cul-de-sac in the business park.
What should I expect in worship?
- Our worship services follow a traditional order developed around a weekly Scripture and sermon. We sing hymns accompanied by the organ and choir at both services.
- Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of every month. All children and adults are welcome to participate whether or not they are a member of our church or any church.
Like baptism, Holy Communion is regarded as a sacrament. For this sacramental meal, we use the traditional, elements of bread and wine—though in United Methodist churches we prefer unfermented grape juice. Because we believe that the grace imparted in this sacrament is beyond our understanding, all people who desire to partake of God’s grace in this way are welcome at our table, whatever their age or denomination. At SDUMC, we practice Communion by intinction: as you come forward a server will place a piece of bread in your hands, which you are invited to dip into the cup of juice before receiving the elements together.
If I have questions, whom should I ask?
You’ll see a Welcome Table near the sanctuary entrance staffed with friendly folks to help you find your way, and ushers just inside the door can help you settle in.
When and where do people socialize?
Coffee and donuts are served from 10:00-10:30 (between services) on the back patio (north end of campus), and lemonade is available near the preschool playground (southwest end) for families with children who still want to play.
Where do children go during worship?
At the 9:00 AM service, children ages 3 and older are led to their Sunday School classes after the Children’s Message by the Sunday School Director, or they may remain with you in worship. Classroom information can be found in the Children and Families brochures found in the seat-back in front of you while seated in the sanctuary.
At the 10:30 service, children are invited to remain with their parents in worship.
The nursery is staffed for children ages 2 and under during both services.
Who cares for the children during worship?
All of our paid and volunteer Sunday School and nursery staff are members of our congregation who have undergone background checks and Safe Gatherings training.
Can I keep my children with me in worship?
Absolutely. Children of God of all ages are welcome in worship. If your little one is worshiping with you, and he or she would like a break or needs a safe, quiet place to be more active, there is a cry room adjacent to the sanctuary.