Worship FAQs

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Can anyone attend services?

Everyone is welcome at LUMC! We are an open, affirming, reconciling and inclusive community of faith.  This mean we love and welcome EVERYBODY!  Unconditionally.  We won’t try to change you or your way of life.  We won’t judge you.  We are simply here to welcome you and care for you.  Unconditionally.

What time is church and how long does it last?

Sunday services begin with announcements at 10:00am. Our worship service lasts one hour. Following morning worship, we gather for coffee, refreshments and fellowship.

What happens during the service?

Services vary from week to week, but always include hymns, prayers, a free-will offering for ministry and mission, readings from the Bible, and a sermon (usually by the pastor, but occasionally by others). The service also includes a children’s message, after which children leave for Sunday School (except of the first Sunday of the month).  Worship is enhanced by the ministry of our choir and organist, who offer a wide range of classical and contemporary selections.

What happens after the service?

After worship, everyone is invited for coffee and other refreshments.  Then you can join us for Adult Sunday School in the library on the 4th floor (if we are meeting).  The studies vary and we would love to see you there.

What should I wear?

You are welcome as you are whether you are wearing a suit, your favorite Sunday dress or your jeans and a sweater.

What is communion and who can receive it?

Holy Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist, is a time during worship when we remember the last time Jesus ate with his disciples, as well as his life and teaching.  A small piece of bread (or gluten-free cracker) is offered to each participant.  It is dipped into grape juice served in a cup and eaten (intinction).  We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month and on special occasions.  Everyone, regardless of age, is welcome to participate.

Will there be music?

Our services always include music. Our talented choir offers a wide variety of musical selections. They include everything from complex classical pieces to contemporary Christian music. Some Sundays might feature an Italian baroque composition and the following week could swing with a gospel tune. We love to make a joyful noise!

Why do some people add coins to their regular offering?

Our members are actively involved in multiple outreach programs across the planet. Along with the church school children, we add coins to our regular offering to support Heifer International.

Is there childcare?

Nursery care is available during the service for infants and young toddlers.  Ask an usher to show you to the nursery.  However, we LOVE having your children in worship.

What is Sunday School?

Sunday School is an opportunity for children and youth to learn about the Bible and the Church.  We offer Sunday School to young people ages 4 through high school.  Following the children’s message, preschoolers and youth move from the sanctuary to Sunday School in the education wing.  However, we LOVE having your children in worship.

Is the building handicapped accessible?

Our building is fully accessible. The parking lot spans the back of the church from Crosby Road to School Street. The entrance is next to the church office. An elevator can take you to the sanctuary on the third floor. For general use, stairs at the end of the Atrium Hallway reach the sanctuary.

Is parking available?

We have lots of free parking at the rear of the church. Entrances are on Crosby Road and School Street.

Do I have to introduce myself during the service?

It’s up to you. You are welcome to introduce yourself but you are not obligated to speak. You can tell us your name during announcements or sit quietly. We also share our concerns and celebrations later in the service. Feel free to say hello and celebrate your visit then too.

Is this a bilingual church?

No, we are two congregations sharing the same church building.  Lexington United Methodist Church was founded in 1952.  We began sharing space with St. John’s Korean United Methodist Church in 1981.  We enjoy each other’s company.  Our services are held at different times.  Our congregations, staff and activities are also separate.