Worship Information 

We work to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ by connecting the word of God to daily life. Our worship may include music from the organ, grand piano, chancel choir and hand bell choir, as well as other types of more contemporary music, including jazz and bluegrass.
Sunday Morning Worship
 
8:30AM – Worship in the Chapel
9:00AM – Faith Formation Hour (Children & Adults)
10:00AM – Worship in Sanctuary (In-Person & online on Facebook Live)
11:00AM – Fellowship Time & Additional Faith Formation Class
 
 

Children in Worship

We welcome all children in worship and encourage families to worship together. Worship bags and other reusable quiet materials are located in the Kid’s Corner on the west side of the Narthex. The nursery is available during the 9AM Faith Formation Hour, as well as, during the 10AM worship service. Kid’s Connect is open for kids age 3 through 3rd grade following the Family Ministry Moment in the Worship Service.
 
Communion
 
Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. The United Methodist Church celebrates an open table and all believers are invited to participate. 
 
 

Making Worship a Positive Experience for Children

 
Worship is a family experience and children of all ages are invited to attend any worship service. Sunday services in the Sanctuary include a special Children’s Moment as well as activity bags that are located in the Narthex. Should you have more questions, contact Jennifer Riddle.
 
Look over the following ideas to help make worship a positive family experience.
  • Relax! God put the wiggle in children. Don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house.
  • Sit toward the front where it is easier to see and to hear what is going on.
  • Use a gentle touch: an arm around your child’s shoulder, your hand in his/hers to give reassurance and appropriate redirection.
  • Quietly explain the service.
  • Help your child find the pages in the Hymnal. Do not become distressed if your child is unable to find the proper page.
  • Sing the hymns, pray, and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying yours.
  • If your child needs to leave the service, feel free to do so. Please come back!
  • Always remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to church. Let them know that they are at home at First United Methodist Church.
  • Encourage your child to come forward for the Children’s Moment using their “walking feet and listening ears” so that all may enjoy this special time.
  • Remember! Jesus invited children, with their wiggles and giggles, to come to Him. He invites them still.

 

(This list was found on the website of  First United Methodist Church in Richardson, TX.)
 
 

Thank you for sharing in our Worship Service!