What time and how long?
Worship begins at 11am and last about one hour.
What does a typical Sunday look like?
Sunday is the day we gather to worship God. We have a keyboardist and vocalist. Each service includes a blend of modern music as well as one or two more traditional hymns. Don't worry if you don't know the words - the music is printed in the Worship Guide, and lyrics are projected on a screen. (No fumbling through hymnals or wondering which book to pick up.) We'll have plenty of paper versions of the Worship Guide, but you're also welcome to bring your tablet and download a digital version. The sermons are taught, not yelled, and are thought-provoking. Everyone is invited to come a few minutes early, and grab a great cup of coffee or tea, and a doughnut or two.
What to wear?
Ah, the age-old question. Come as you are. If you want to be casual, you'll be in good company. If you feel like dressing up, you're free to do that, too. Most importantly, be comfortable.
Is there childcare?
Yes! Children are always welcome in worship, but there is childcare available, if you prefer.
The church where we worship, Greenland Hills, UMC, is truly a neighborhood church, so parking can get a little crowded. But the residents on the surrounding streets are used to a bit more traffic on Sundays. You may want to give yourself an extra five minutes in case you have to park a little farther away.
There are a few handicap spaces in the parking lot, as well as a reserved area for handicap parking in front of the sanctuary.
Will I be pestered to share my contact information?
Nope. During our time of offering, everyone is invited to fill out a card and place it in the offering plate because we consider each person's presence to be a gift. You don't have to fill out a card at all, or you can just write down your name. If you choose to share your contact information, we'll only contact you if you tell us you want to receive communications from us. But if you're up for it, Jo, our Senior Pastor, would love to meet you for a cup of coffee.
Will I be singled out?
Absolutely not. You won't ask you to stand while others remain seated. You won't be asked you to remain seated while others stand. You'll likely have more than one person come and introduce themselves to you. That's just our way of welcoming people.
Is there communion?
We celebrate the Feast of Holy Communion every Sunday. EVERYONE is welcome to participate. (This means you!)
Greenland Hills is a United Methodist church - what's the deal with that?
We are currently worshipping in the Fellowship Hall at Greenland Hills, United Methodist Church. Our worship services are separate - the Greenland Hills congregation worships in the sanctuary. Our congregations do come together for some ministry opportunities, as well as book studies and some social events, because we've found the people of Greenland Hills to be extremely warm and welcoming, and we like hanging out with them!
While our services are held at a Methodist church, we remain a congregation of the United Church of Christ.