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Dear Friends,

As we prepare to move into our new worship space in a few weeks, I want to share with you some changes that are coming to our Sunday morning worship.  Our purpose in these changes is to offer three distinct and meaningful services, while also facilitating smoother transitions in movement and parking.  One thing, however, will never change. In all that we do we seek to glorify God and offer the Good News of Jesus Christ with a tone that is consistently gracious, inviting, and Wesleyan.

An important benefit of our new, larger worship center is that our middle- and high-school students will now participate in our regular services, primarily at 9:15 a.m., where they will take on leadership roles with our adults.  Research has consistently shown that relationships with adult believers and participation in multi-generational worship are the most significant predictors of mature faith and continued church involvement after high school.  Our younger children will also worship with their families in the new worship center on a regular basis through the year, though on most Sundays they will continue to meet in the Rooftop for worship designed especially for them.

Yes, change can be a little unsettling, at least at first, but as HMUMC continues to grow generation to generation, we must always seek to use our resources—space, parking, volunteers, and staff—as creatively, effectively, and wisely as possible. Imagine the lives that will be touched by God’s love in the years ahead as we continue to lift high the cross in our community.

As soon as we can, we will announce the big day of our entry into the new building. This much is certain: We’re getting closer, and the excitement is building.  I hope you are praying for our church and for the people who will hear Christ’s saving message through us.  I look forward to worshiping with you in our new space.  I hope you’re inviting others to join us.

In Christ,

Rev. Mark Westmoreland

Senior Pastor

 


 

Our New Worship Center Services

Beginning Late Fall 2016

 

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8:00am – Word and Table

In this service, encounter Christ through acoustic music, the preaching of God’s Word, and the sacrament of Holy Communion.

Also available during the 8:00am service:

  • Nursery for children 4 years old and younger.
  • Sunday Morning Serving Opportunities.

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9:15am – Modern

The worship band, videos, enhanced lighting, creative elements and engaging preaching come together to shape this new service that is casual in atmosphere and modern in feeling. We will take Holy Communion together monthly.

Also available during the 9:15am service:

  • Adult Sunday School Classes.
  • Crosstown Kids’ Extreme Worship and small groups for K – 5th grade.
  • Crosstown Kids Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds.
  •  Nursery for children 2 years old and younger.
  • Sunday Morning Serving Opportunities.

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11:00am – Traditional

Join others for a traditional United Methodist service that includes our Chancel Choir, prayers, hymns, and relevant sermons. We will take Holy Communion together monthly.

Also available during the 11:00am service:

E3 Small Group Classes for 7th – 12th grade.

  • Confirmation Class for 6th grade.
  • Crosstown Kids’ Extreme Worship and Small Groups for K – 5th grade.
  •   Crosstown Kids Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds.
  •   Nursery for children 2 years old and younger.
  • Sunday Morning Serving Opportunities.