Springfield United Methodist Church is a friendly and welcoming, hometown church.
We warmly invite you, your family, friends, and neighbors to join us for Sunday morning worship - or any of the activities and ministries that occur in our church each week. You will find people eager to introduce themselves and make you feel at home. If you have questions, feel free to ask anyone you meet - or the staff members or ushers, who can be found at the front entrance before and after each service.
Here are some answers to frequently asked "guest" questions:
When is communion (The Lord's Supper) and how is it served?
We serve communion on the first Sunday of the month during our morning services. Everyone is welcome to take communion at the Lord's table - no matter their history, denomination, or creed. Our ushers will release people by row to come to the altar, kneel, and receive a piece of bread (the body) and a cup of grape juice (the blood) from the ministers. After receiving, you return to your seat. The altar is always open before and after each service for you to spend time with The Lord in a time of prayer. Although we strongly encourage you to participate in Holy Communion, we completely understand if you choose not to.
Do you have nursery for my children?
Yes! Nursery is available for infants and toddlers. The nursery is located behind the sanctuary and can be accessed by entering through the sanctuary or "Dent Hall" (social hall) doors. Pagers are assigned to each child so you can be notified if there is an issue or concern. We practice a "Safe Sanctuaries" policy which means that all infant, children, and youth workers have undergone background checks and specific training.
Do you have Children's Church?
Yes! After the children's message and before the sermon, children (Pre-K through 3rd grades) who are interested are invited to attend Children's Church. Under the direction of our Children's Director, Bebe Reed, volunteers lead children in a biblically based lesson and activities. Children can be picked up in the upstairs children's Sunday school wing immediately following the worship service.
Can my children stay with me while I worship?
Yes! Your infants and children are very welcome in our sanctuary. We love to see families worship together. Our nursery and Children's Church options are available to give you a choice and to provide the most comfortable worship atmosphere for you and your family.
How long are your services?
Each service is about one hour in length.
What are your services like?
The music at the 8:30 am service is "contemporary" with guitars, drums, keyboards and a full band that loves to lead in worship to God. The 11:00am service is a "traditional" Methodist service for those who connect to God through hymns and liturgy. We utilize both our piano and organ and hear great specials from the Springfield UMC Choir. The sermon in both services is identical and offers Bible-centered teaching that will challenge you and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord. Between our two services, you are invited to our commons area to talk more with people you have met, grab a cup of coffee, and attend Sunday School.
Will I have to say anything, sign anything, or give anything?
While we hope you will feel welcome at Springfield UMC, rest assured that you will not be "put on the spot", singled-out, or embarrassed. Although we do receive an offering from our church family, we do not want anyone to feel obligated to give. We do strongly encourage you, our guest to fill out some basic information about yourself and your family for the purpose of getting to know you and welcome you. However, if you prefer not to provide any information, that is perfectly acceptable.
What do people wear?
We invite you to feel comfortable when you come to worship God at Springfield United Methodist Church! While most people wear "dress" or "work" clothes, you will see people comfortable in all types of clothing. In short, wear what is comfortable for you! You are welcome with us!