For Visitors

 
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
Parking is available close to a handicap ramp for wheelchair and walker accessibility into the sanctuary.
Gesture to an usher if you need any assistance.
 
FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS
Be not afraid!  You will find us friendly.  You won't be asked to stand up or to introduce yourself.
 
HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
Please wear whatever you feel is most comfortable for you in this setting.
 
HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT HAPPENS DURING WORSHIP?
A printed order of worship is distributed as you come into the sanctuary.  The service is traditional.
 
WHAT ABOUT COMMUNION?
Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. The Communion Table belongs to Jesus and is therefore open to "all who love God, seek to follow Jesus and endeavor to live in peace with one another".  All are welcome.  This is the way of the United Methodist Church.  Generally, Communion is served by receiving a piece of bread representing the body of Christ and dipping the bread into a chalice of juice representing the blood of Christ.  Everyone will be invited by the ushers.  Those unable to come to the altar may be served in the pew if they indicate their desire.
 
WHAT ABOUT BAPTISM?
Methodists believe that baptism unites us with Christ's church. Children are baptized upon the faith of their parents.  Later, by the work of God and through confirmation, they join a church witnessing to their own faith.  So baptism begins as an expression of a new beginning, a process of growing in the likeness of Christ.  In fellowship as the body of Christ we help each other along God's new path for us. Baptism also represents  a promise of God's saving love, and a sign of God's forgiveness for our sins. Water is the special symbol of baptism. 

In the sanctuary, those being baptized are sprinkled with water three times in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Persons, other than babies, may be immersed instead of sprinkled at their request in the lake with the congregation invited.  The water symbolizes the grace of God being celebrated in this sacrament through Jesus, the living water (John 4:10-11). 
 
The United Methodist Church accepts baptisms of all denominations.