We know what it is like to come to a new place when you don’t know anyone or when you have no idea what to expect. How do we know? Because we’ve been there, too. So let’s just take a moment to tell you what you can expect when you come to McFarland United Methodist Church for the very first time.
McFarland United Methodist Church is a caring group of people seeking to live out our lives in the shape of what Jesus teaches. We recognize that we are broken people seeking to find wholeness in Jesus Christ. We are not perfect and we don’t expect you to be either.
When do we meet together?
We gather together for worship on Sunday morning at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary. Our choir will gather for a final rehearsal at 10:30. We meet for a book/Bible study on Wednesday morning at 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall which is accessible from the rear parking lot off of Chickamauga Avenue. We will have other small group gatherings throughout the week.
What to expect?
Each week, our worship service is approximately 60 minutes in length. The choir will lead us in worship through music. There will probably be some responsive readings and prayers. But, don’t worry, everything that you need will be projected on the screens in the worship space and you are invited to participate at whatever level you feel comfortable. The pastor will share a sermon based on the Scriptures with application to our life today. An offering will be collected to support the work of the church in the community and around the world.
On the first Sunday of every month and at other times, we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion. A sacrament is a gift from God that God uses to speak to us. In the United Methodist tradition, we practice an open table where everyone present in the worship service is invited to come forward to receive and consume the bread and juice if they feel comfortable doing so.
How Should I Dress?
Dress however you feel comfortable. The pastor will typically be in a robe or other liturgical clothing. However, you are welcome to come as you are. Folks in jeans and t-shirts will be together with folks in suits and dresses.
If this will be your first visit to McFarland UMC, please give us some information to let us know that you’re coming, if you are comfortable with sharing? Thanks.