What to Expect

Visiting a Church for the first time can be scary, we get that, but we want you to be at ease here. As you approach the front door, you'll be greeted by Jim or Paul, who will open the door for you and if it's raining, they'll bring an umbrella to your car so you can stay dry! Notice that they're casually dressed (no ties here). Sit wherever you like and don't be surprised if your neighbors introduce themselves.

We begin worship officially at 9:30, but the Pastor gathers prayer requests and/or updates around 9:25. (Names of those in need of prayer are not read during the live-streamed worship, in order to respect their privacy.) Depending upon how long that process takes, worship can begin at 9:30 - 9:40. (If you would like to check us out online first, our service is live-streamed on our Facebook page: Annetta United Methodist Church). The service begins with the prelude, and our musicians are outstanding. We sing hymns from the United Methodist Hymnal, though the song leader might choose the single congregational choice from another book! The liturgy includes an Affirmation of Faith and the Lord's Prayer. Communion is held on the first Sunday of the month, and everyone is invited to participate, whether they are a member of this Church (or not); whether they are a United Methodist (or not). The Pastor does not believe in using more words than necessary so the sermon is generally 10-12 minutes. An invitation to follow Christ is given after the sermon. We are generally finished before 10:30 -- unless someone comes forward to be baptized, in which case we use the entire baptismal liturgy (because that's a really important decision in a person's life!). When we leave Church, we have a nice brunch and give thanks to God for the opportunity to praise and worship together. Come see why we can say that!

 
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