At First United Methodist Church, we're always excited to welcome new visitors. We hope you'll join us for a service, and we want to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Here's what you can expect when you come to our 10:30 a.m. service.
Our church is technically located at 1717 Pioneer Ave., although it faces Old Boling Highway. Parking is located behind the church.
Please don't worry about what you'll wear to church, for we truly believe people should come to God as they are. Once you walk in the doors, you'll see that the congregation has all types of people in all kinds of dress. Shorts are as welcome as suits, and you'll see both.
When you walk in, find one of our greeters and introduce yourself. They're usually stationed at the doors, and they'll show you where everything is. If you have any questions about the service itself, the greeters are able to provide helpful answers.
Right now, due to the pandemic, we are practicing social distancing, so every other pew is closed. We will also ask you to wear a mask until you find your seat and any time you get up and move around. We celebrate Holy Communion every week, and you will receive individually sealed communion elements as you enter the room.
We are not currently distributing paper worship bulletins or using common hymnals and bibles in the sanctuary, although you can feel free to bring your own. Our weekly worship bulletin is available digitally. You can text "BLTN FUMC" to 41411 to register to receive the bulletin by text message each Sunday morning, or you can access the link through our facebook page.
We also livestream our services on both Facebook and YouTube, so if you are not ready to come out in person, you can join us online.