There is no dress code or fashion police at our church. You will find our congregation in every imaginable outfit on a Sunday; from suits and dresses, business casual, to blue jeans. Come as you feel comfortable.
What should I expect?
When you walk through the door you will be greeted warmly. You will also receive a bulletin which will include our order of worship for that Sunday and an insert with announcements regarding ongoing mission and ministry in the church.
Feel free to sit wherever you like. Our service includes prayers, music, scripture reading, and a sermon. Communion is served the first Sunday of each month and is open for all to partake.
Above all, we hope you will experience encouragement, grace, and the presence of Christ through the people, music, prayers, scripture, and sermon.
MAY I RECEIVE COMMUNION?
Yes. The United Methodist Church practices an open table. We believe Communion is a place we receive God's grace in a way we can touch, feel, and taste. Jesus has made his grace available to all and so all are invited to partake of communion, including children. You do not have to be a member of our church or any church. When we say the invitation to the table is open to all, we really mean ALL!
WHAT ABOUT MY CHILDREN?
Children are always welcome in worship. We have a professionally staffed nursery also available for your convenience for those age 4 and under. Children's Church is available for older children, if they would like to go. It takes place after the children's message and is open to those age 5 to 5th grade.
AM I SUPPOSED TO GIVE MONEY?
No. As a guest, you are not asked to give. Instead, we hope your time with us will be a gift to you. We do take up an offering each Sunday as we expect our members and regular attenders to give to support the ministry and work of the church. We strive as members to give 10% of our income back to God (a tithe) through the ministry and work of the church. As our guest, please do not feel obligated to give. You are invited to get to know us more and the work we do as a church first.
Stokesdale United Methodist Church 8305 Loyola Drive P.O. Box 38 Stokesdale, NC 27357