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New? What to Expect 2018-12-11T11:48:47+00:00

Love God. Love People.

When asked “What is the greatest commandment?”, Jesus replied “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:36-38) This is what we aim to accomplish here at Centreville United Methodist Church! Located in Queen Anne’s County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, we are a congregation seeking to grow as mature disciples of Jesus Christ.  This means loving God and loving people. We are a work in progress. We are challenged to study the scriptures and apply the teachings to our lives as we submit to the authority of our Lord.  This is how we are to live.

We also have a clear mission as a church: Go and Make Disciples! We are intentional in our discipleship.  Our mission is build up the Church, which Jesus says is His body here on earth.  It is in the transformation of hearts and minds as new disciples of Jesus Christ are formed that we will experience the in-breaking of the Kingdom of God and see lasting change in our community.

If you are seeking a place to worship God, learn the teachings of scripture as a disciple (student) of Jesus Christ, and apply what you learn to your life, then we invite you to come and join us – fellow travelers on this journey of faith.  If you desire to live differently, realizing that a self directed life is dysfunctional, and a God-directed life has the potential to change everything – then come.  If you desire truth to set you free, to let go of the baggage (unforgiveness, past wounds, addictions, hurts, expectations) that we tend to carry through life, and trust that Jesus is enough, then come and walk with us as we seek wholeness of mind, body and spirit which is found in God’s salvation.

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20

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!

Questions?

Talk to us on Sunday or contact the church office.