DIFFERENT STYLES OF WORSHIP AT OUR CHURCH
Worship with contemporary Christian songs and re-imagined hymns, while embracing traditions of the church like the Lord’s Prayer and monthly communion. Feel your body and spirit move with the energy of our Joyful Praise Team complete with drums, guitars, keyboard, violin and multiple voices.
Experience traditional worship like never before. Feel the sound of a majestic baby grand piano that can both whisper in your ear and stir your soul. Experience the refreshing wave of voices from the Chancel Choir accompanied by the timeless sounds of bells, flutes and violins. Take in the sights of candles and pastors wearing robes and liturgical colors. Continue in tradition through hymns, ancient creeds, prayer and monthly communion.
BAPTISM IN WORSHIP
The Sacrament of Baptism is a requirement to join the United Methodist Church. If you have ever been baptized in another Christian denomination, that baptism is acceptable and there is no need to be re-baptized.
In the tradition of United Methodist Church, baptism is a crucial threshold we cross on our faith journey. Baptism is: (1) a sacrament of initiation into the catholic (universal) church, (2) a sign of God’s forgiveness and our new life in Jesus Christ, (3) the beginning of the growth process in grace that leads us to love God and neighbor and to follow Jesus, and, (4) a gift of God that is received as a sign of God’s love for us.
No matter where you are in life, There is a place for you here.
Worship Volunteer Opportunities
In Service Volunteer
Every Sunday we need at least a half-dozen volunteers per worship service as ushers, greeters, readers, and sometimes communion servers. We would like to expand the volunteer pool, include more people, and share these important duties that help make our worship flow smoothly, and be welcoming and meaningful for all. Which of these roles could you do?
A team of at least seven people run the technical elements of Sunday worship. Teams serve one weekend a month in slide creation, live video, projection, sound, and lighting. Group training and individual coaching are available.
Praise Team Volunteer
Lead worship for contemporary service. Time commitment is 2 hours for rehearsal on Thursday and most Sundays.
Chancel Choir Volunteer
Serve by participating in the musical portions of worship services Time commitment is 1 hour weekly on Wednesday plus most Sundays. Perform weekly during Traditional worship with warm-up at 10:30 a.m. before the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
Bell Choir Volunteer
Serve by participating in the musical portions of worship services Time commitment is 1 hour weekly on Tuesday plus one Sunday per month. Bells are great for everyone to learn — you just have to be able to count!
Sign Up for Altar Flowers
Check the calendar here for available dates. Please contact Greens and Things Florist here in Portland to prepare your arrangements at (361) 777-3759. Afterwards, please call the Church (777-2000) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your date to the church calendar.