What to Expect
What are the service times?
8:40 am Contemporary Service & KidsZone
9:50 am Sunday School
11:00 am Traditional Service
5:30 pm Sower Ministry – Small Groups (Youth & Young Adult)
6:30 pm Sower Ministry Worship
7:00 pm Healing Service (4th Sundays)
What are the services like?
The 8:40 am service is led by our contemporary praise band, Reigning Mercy. The format of this service is less structured, but includes prayer, scripture readings, a sermon and offering. If you enjoy modern worship music, this is the service for you.
The 11:00 am service follows a liturgical format, featuring our choir and hymns accompanied by our talented organist, Erin Greer. If you enjoy a traditional form of worship, this is the service for you.
At 6:30pm, our youth and young adult pastor, Rudy Draper, leads a worship service in our fellowship hall. This service features a worship band which includes some of our youth, a message and a time of prayer. Very casual gathering open to people of all ages.
What should I wear?
We’re a diverse bunch; you’ll find people wearing jeans, suits, and everything in-between. Wear what makes you comfortable.
Where should I go when I arrive?
If you park out front, enter through the glass doors to our narthex (lobby). Worship is in the sanctuary (on your right, under the steeple). If you park in the back lot, you’ll enter through a different set of glass doors to our Sunday School wing. Turn right to make your way to the rest of the building.
Is there childcare?
Yes, we offer a nursery for infants to age three at both Sunday morning services. KidsZone children’s worship is offered for children in PreK to 5th grade at the 8:40 am service.
Will I have to say anything or be singled out?
Don’t worry, you won’t be asked to stand up and talk! Everyone in attendance writes down their names in the blue folders at each service, and we hope you will too, but if not, that’s ok. Don’t be surprised if someone notices you’re a visitor and offers a warm welcome and an invitation to visit us again; we love new faces! We have a fellowship hour between the morning services called HeBrews. You are welcome to come back and enjoy a snack and coffee and get to know some fellow congregants.
I’m not a Methodist; can I still participate in the service and take communion?
Yes! All people are invited to share in our worship and if you love Jesus, you are welcome to receive communion.
Is the church accessible?
Yes, there are at-grade entrances at both the front and rear of the building. Within the building, a lift connects the main level to the Sunday School wing. Accessible bathrooms are located in the Sunday School wing. Hearing assistance devices and large-print hymnals are available in the sanctuary; ask an usher for more information. Gluten-free elements are available for communion.
Do you collect an offering?
We do collect an offering. Giving our gifts to God is a practical way we show that we put our trust in His provision and that we are invested in the growing of His Kingdom here on earth. Centreville UMC believes in full transparency when it comes to how money is collected and how it is used.
If you are interested, we offer the option to give online.
How do I get involved?
Talk to a pastor, greeter, or prayer team member. They’ll be more than happy to answer your questions and put you in touch with the right people. Participate in our Sunday School classes (children and adults), home groups, Bible studies, music ministry, service ministries, and more. Church isn’t just for Sundays!
Talk to us on Sunday or contact the church office.