Worship

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE   10:00 a.m.

We offer a spirited traditional worship service.  Worship is our gift to God, an expression of praise for God’s presence in our lives.  We gather to hear the Word of God, that it might shape our daily living.  Messages are biblically-based and relevant to contemporary life. (Some sermon samples are posted here.)

 

Adult Chancel Choir offers music September through June.  Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7:30-9:15 p.m.  More information is found on the Music Ministry Page.

 

Seasonal Services are offered for Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve.  Easter Sunday worship is held at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., which an Easter Brunch in between.  The youth lead worship on The Festival of the Christian Home and one Sunday in the summer to share about their mission trip.  A favorite summer tradition is a Jazz service featuring a Dixieland Jazz Band followed by an old-fashioned picnic.

Joyful Noise Jazz Band 2011 (Jazz in June)

Children and Youth worship with adults in the sanctuary for the first 15 minutes of worship and then are welcome to attend Sunday school.  Fifth Sundays are inter-generational services designed for disciples of all ages.

 

Holy Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month.   The United Methodist Church hosts an open table, and any Christian is welcome.

 

Childcare is available in Room 3, the Nursery, during worship for infants and toddlers.  The Lounge adjacent to the sanctuary has a closed circuit system for viewing the service if your child is restless and you’d like to keep them with you.

 

Audio and Visual Aids:  Portable Hearing Devices, Large-Print Songbooks, Large-Print Hymnals, and Large-Print Worship Guides are available from the ushers.

 

Nametags are in the west entrance to the sanctuary.

 

Parking: Two spaces for first and second time visitors and two handicap spaces are available at the front of the church on 955 Moraga Road.  The church parking lot is accessed from Lafayette Circle off Mt. Diablo Blvd.  The two driveways between Chow Restaurant and The French Bakery lead into the church parking lot.  The yellow stalls in the upper and lower lots belong to the church.