worship

traditional worship

sundays 8:45am and 11:00am, nave

In traditional worship you can expect to hear organ music, to sing hymns, and to be led by the youth choir at 8:45 or the chancel choir at 11:00.  Pastors wear robes and children help to acolyte (bring in the Light of Christ) and be crucifer (carry the processional cross).

contemporary worship
sundays 11:00am, multi-purpose room

Our Contemporary Service, held in the Multipurpose Room, is a nontraditional worship experience incorporating modern worship music led by a live band of guitars, drums, keyboard, and vocals as well as preaching that digs deep into Scripture and its relevance for our daily lives. The atmosphere is casual and inviting—with adults dressed in a little bit of everything, kids dancing in the aisles, videos on the screens, and cups of coffee in hands throughout the room!

Traditional and Contemporary services offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Abiding Worship offers Holy Communion weekly. You do not need to be a member of the church to receive Communion. There is always a gluten-free option available. Please let the Communion servers know if you should need it.


Child care is provided free of charge for children in kindergarten and younger on the lower floor of the church.

Grades K-3 may attend children's church during the 11:00 services. Register them on the way in and they'll be called out before the sermon begins. Children's church does not occur during communion services (the first Sunday of each month).

abiding worship

sundays 10:15am, chapel

Beginning December 1st, Abiding Worship is a worship experience for those living with dementia and their caregivers. This weekly experience is designed for those living with dementia, utilizing familiar music selections, well-known scripture lessons, and weekly Holy Communion for those who desire it. Caregivers with questions about the service or who need assitance with their loved ones on Sunday morning are encouraged to contact the Rev. Jenny Caughman.

midweek services

FUMC offers various prayer services throughout the day built around the ancient monastic canonical hours. These short services are located in the chapel and include prayers, psalms, scripture, and singing. All are welcome to join for any of the services. You are encouraged to call the church before to make sure these services are happening each day or visit the calendar page to make sure. 

Morning Prayer Monday 8:15 am

This prayer service from the Book of Common Prayer lasts about 30 minutes and includes a time of scripture, prayers, and canticles. All are invited to join!

Morning Prayer with Eucharist Tuesday 8:15 am

Tuesdays at FUMC begin with Morning Prayer and the celebration of Holy Communion. Led by one of the pastors, this 15-20 minute service includes scripture, prayers, and the breaking and sharing of the bread in the sacrament of Holy Communion. All are invited to join!

Centering Prayer Tuesday 12:00 pm

Centering Prayer lasts roughly 45 minutes and includes a Lectio Divina (scripture study) and silence to feel, hear, and understand God's presence. Led by the Reverend Jenny Caughman.

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