Worship & Christian Education

Worship, socialize and learn with us

  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Our traditional service features scripture readings, thought-provoking sermons and special music from our adult choir, pianist and guest musicians from Luther College. Large print hymnals and hearing amplification systems are available from the ushers.
  • Children are welcome at our worship service, which includes a children’s story time by the pastor. Ask an usher for a children’s activity bag. An unattended nursery is available during the worship service. 
  • Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month. We believe that everyone should be welcomed at the Table. You don’t have to be a member of our congregation or a United Methodist. You just need to want to be closer to God! So, when we invite the congregation to come forward to receive communion, we mean you!
  • Coffee Fellowship time: 10 a.m. in the lower level Fellowship Hall. Enjoy coffee and treats while getting to know others in our welcoming congregation.
  • Christian Education classes are held Sundays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for preschool through eighth grade children. The kids gather to sing together and then break up into three age groups: preschool to third grade, fourth and fifth grades and sixth through eighth grades. Adult forums are periodically offered at 10:30 a.m. Classes are held in the Education Wing. 

Inspirational Music

Music is a vital part of worship at FUMC. Congregational singing, a worship tradition dating back to John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, brings the congregation together in one voice.

The Adult Choir adds beautiful and inspirational music to worship services from September through May, singing a blended repertoire that includes modern, progressive composers such as Bryan Sirchio and Richard Bruxvoort-Colligan. The choir is directed and accompanied by Dr. Amy Englesdorfer, an assistant professor of music at Luther College. The choir rehearses Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. If you’re interested in singing with us, contact Amy.

 

Sanctuary decorated for Christmas
The sanctuary's altar area decorated for Christmas.
Members enjoy coffee, conversation and refreshments after worship.
Puppets of Praise on Palm Sunday 2019
The Puppets of Praise sing "Hosanna" while the congregation waves palms to celebrate Palm Sunday 2019.
Retired Methodist pastors enjoy coffee fellowship together.