What to Expect on Sunday Mornings

Arriving at the Church Building

We worship at 8:30am and 11am with small groups and Sunday school in-between.  When you arrive for either church service you will find plenty of parking available:  in front of the church, behind the church, in a paved lot across the street, and in front of the parsonage next door (it is okay to park in front of or behind the pastor's house next door in the gravel areas.

 

Entering Worship

People will be in place to greet those who arrive 15 minutes before each service (though the church building will be open by 8:00am) and during the Sunday school hour.  A bulletin is available to tell worshipers about the week ahead, recent happenings, and what to expect in the worship experience.

Two Distinct Worship Experiences

At 8:30am we have a "traditional" worship service.  This service uses hymns, an organ or piano, and is especially interactive with liturgies spoken between the leaders and the worshipers. We open with a prelude, call to worship, opening prayer and hymn; We share joys and concerns, pray as a congregation, collect a morning offering and sing a hymn as we prepare to hear God's word; A sermon rooted in scripture but related to our current reality is shared; and we close each week with a hymn and postlude.

At 11:00am we encounter God through a "contemporary" worship experience.  This service is filled with recent Christian worship songs and has a very relaxed atmosphere.  We open with worship songs, have prayer and offering, a sermon rooted in scripture but related to our current reality, and close with worship songs.  Our altar rail is always open as worship closes for those who wish to pray down in front.

Classes and Small Groups

During the school year, we have Sunday school for all ages.  During the summer months our children and youth Sunday school is on break.  If you would like to find a class, just ask when you arrive at the church and we will be glad to help get you connected.

Abingdon United Methodist Church

(309) 462-3444  office@abingdonumc.net

 

(located at the corner of Washington & Latimer)

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