Come, Get to know us! We are a vibrant United Methodist community of faith. We have been sharing the love of God and the Good News of Jesus Christ since 1888. We invite you to visit us. We come together on Sunday to worship God. On Sunday, at 8:15am there is traditional worship with beautiful organ, piano and hymns, then 9:30 Sunday school for all ages, and at 10:45 there is a contemporary worship time in a casual setting.
In worship, we sing, we pray, we share our experiences of faith in God, we read the Bible, we hear a brief message, usually from our Pastor, based on the Bible, but relevant for our lives today.
If you are thinking of visiting us, we promise we will not embarrass you. Worship leaders will not publicly introduce you as a visitor or require you to speak to the congregation. We won’t ask you to participate in singing or prayers – unless you wish to. You may sit wherever you wish and just observe -whatever is most comfortable for you. We will welcome you quietly and with God’s love. Our Sunday morning worship times last about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes. If you are thinking of visiting us, please do! You will find hope, purpose, care, and nurture for your whole person and your whole family at 2nd Ave United Methodist Church.
Holy Communion – Typically, on the first Sunday of the month, we celebrate Holy Communion. On the night before Jesus gave himself for us, he was with his followers at a celebration meal. He took bread from the table, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to his followers. As a sign of the work God was doing in his own self-sacrifice, Jesus said, “This bread is my body broken for you. Eat it and remember me.” He then took the cup of wine and said a similar thing, giving it to his followers and saying, “This is my promise in my blood. poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of your sin. Drink it remembering me.”
As Jesus has instituted this meal as a way for us to avail ourselves of God’s love and grace, remembering God’s mighty acts to forgive our wrong and offer us eternal life, we celebrate this meal on first Sunday of the month.
At the contemporary worship (10:45am), you will be invited to come to a communion station in the front or back of the sanctuary, take a piece of bread, dip it in a cup of grape juice and consume it. In the traditional worship (8:15) you will be served bread and juice where you sit, This is a way of acting out a desire to receive God’s love in all that Christ offers. No one is required to participate, but this celebration is open to all who wish to move toward God’s love, hope and peace.
Check out our new Gathering Place! Located on the same level as the sanctuary, beside the elevator. Join us for coffee and fellowship before, after or in between our Sunday worship services.