Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you have childcare available?
We have a nursery available for infants through kindergarten age children. We have dedicated volunteers who staff the nursery during worship. If you prefer to have your child(ren) with you during worship, we welcome that as well! For children in kindergarten through the fourth grade, we have a Children in Worship program available during the service as well. Again, we invite and welcome families to worship together as they desire.
What do I wear on Sunday morning?
Basically, come as you are! Really! (just please, wear clothes) We have folks who wear jeans and a t-shirt as well as others who dress in a suit and tie. However you feel comfortable to worship, we welcome you!
Who can take communion?
We believe that holy communion is a way of experiencing God's grace and presence, and that all who wish to receive are invited (children too!). We celebrate what is called an open table where we welcome all who desire a deeper relationship with Jesus to come and experience God's grace. You don't have to be a member, sign a pledge card, or stand up in front of people to be introduced. Just come as you are! We typically have communion on the first Sunday of each month and every Sunday throughout Lent (the weeks before Easter) and Advent (the weeks before Christmas).
Do you baptize children?
YES! Like holy communion, we believe that baptism is a way of experiencing God's grace and presence. United Methodists are known for celebrating infant baptism. We believe that God's prevenient grace (grace that goes before us) is best witnessed in the baptism of infants and children. This is a practice that can be traced back to the early church. We also recognize any previous baptism in a Christian church (Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, etc.) and do not require, nor practice re-baptism. We believe baptism is an outward expression of an inward and spiritual grace and whenever your baptism occurred, it is valid. If you have more questions about baptism, or want to have your children (or yourself) baptized, feel free to talk with Pastor Aaron or Deacon Tina.
Can we get married here?
First of all, congratulations! We would be honored to host your wedding ceremony at MUMC. Since we believe that marriage is a sacred bond and therefore a serious commitment for both individuals involved, we do require that couples who wish to be married in our church participate in premarital counseling with Pastor Aaron or Deacon Tina. It is for this reason that we ask all weddings to be scheduled at least three months in advance. We also require that Pastor Aaron or Deacon Tina officiate at all wedding ceremonies at the church. If uncle Joe is a clergy person that you would like involved, they are welcome to do so at the invitation of our appointed clergy. Feel free to contact the church office or Pastor Aaron for details on cost, deposit to secure date, and answers for other questions you may have!