What to Expect

Worship begins Sundays at 9:30 am.  There will be someone to greet you at the door and answer any questions you might have. If you are comfortable in so doing, you may fill out a name tag; most worshipers will be wearing one. We gather together as a multi-generational church, so worship includes traditional as well as contemporary styles. Feel free to grab a cup of coffee or tea down the hallway in the fireside room before coming in. Worship includes times for prayer, singing, reading of Scripture and responding to God’s Word in meaningful ways and generally lasts just over an hour.

Guests often want to know how they should dress. Some enjoy dressing up and others dress casually – we recommend whatever is most comfortable for you. There is a coat rack down the hallway on the left.

What about Children? Some churches schedule children’s education classes during worship. However, we encourage children to stay with their families to experience worship together. Kids are welcome to sit at the craft table set up in the back of the sanctuary with paper, markers, yarn, etc. There are also kids’ craft bags that can be used in the pews. Kids are welcome and encouraged to participate in any way they feel comfortable, including offering prayer requests, signing up to reading Scripture or greet, serving Communion (after attending the Kids Communion Class), lighting candles, singing, playing instruments, etc. We also encourage children to participate in mission activities, visit shut-ins and serve in other meaningful ways. Children’s classes are scheduled at different times throughout the week. Nursery care for infants and toddlers is available during worship with advanced request.

Do you celebrate Holy Communion?  Yes!  We generally celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month in worship. All are welcome to receive but there is also no pressure to do so. We come forward to receive a piece of bread and juice (gluten free also available), which become for us the body and blood of Christ to nourish and sustain us in our faith. Communion or “the Lord’s Supper” can also be a sign of placing one’s trust in Christ or renewing that commitment and knowing God’s forgiveness and healing.  All are welcome who wish to receive.

We hope to see you in worship soon! If you can’t join us in person, feel free to worship with us online at www.facebook.com/THUMChurch

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