Winterville United Methodist Church

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

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What To Expect

What Our Worship Services Are Like

We currently hold two Sunday morning worship services which are traditional in style but with no choir at 8:45 am.  You can expect to see people of all ages at both services.

The sermon message on Sunday morning is relevant to life today. It comes straight from the Bible. You won't need to walk away from our church service not understanding what the message was all about. The teachings of the Bible are explained in a way that you will find helpful in your efforts to be pleasing to God.

There's no need to feel nervous about what to wear...wear what you want. If you are more comfortable in casual attire, then wear jeans! If you prefer a shirt and tie, then wear a suit! The idea is to feel comfortable as you enjoy the service.

Our visitors are not expected to contribute to our weekly collection until such time as you feel you wish to become an active participant in the programs of our church.

While visiting on our Communion Sundays, you may partake if you like, or if you'd rather not, that's OK, too.

A time of prayer allows us to offer our praises and requests to God for comfort, for healing, for our country and its leadership, and unspoken requests.

The music is both contemporary and traditional. We have a traditional choir, vocalists, and worship teams and use both instruments and CDs for our music. We encourage people to sing along and to worship in a way that makes you most comfortable. Sit when you want to sit. Stand when you want to stand. And raise your hands if the Spirit moves you!

Anyone who wishes to become a member may approach the altar during the last verse of the hymn where the pastor will meet them. A simple ceremony will take place welcoming the person into the membership or you may wish to meet with the Pastor at an appointed time to discuss membership first.

Your First Visit

The first visit is always the most difficult so we hope to ease some of your concerns by providing a bit of information.

For Those With Children
Your children are welcome in our worship services. However, if it is your desire to bring them to our Nursery, the Children's Programs are welcoming and well supervised by trained caregivers. The Ushers will be happy to direct you to the children's areas.

Maps Of Our Church Building - 1st Floor   2nd Floor

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