On Sunday, September 12, New Creation United Methodist Church will step out of the COVID-19 pandemic and into a New Beginning for our church and our ministries. As we reemerge from this season, we are reminded of our vision to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with all people so that we all become His followers transformed by His love.
We are excited to launch two new Sunday morning worship services. Beginning Sunday, September 12, New Creation will offer an 8:30 a.m. and an 11 a.m. service along with an hour of discipleship starting at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning. Sunday services at New Creation will continue to honor our Methodist tradition of worship through responsive liturgy and congregational singing. Both services will include a time set aside for pastoral and intercessory prayer. We will continue to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Our pastors will also continue to preach and teach the Word of God at both Sunday services. The nursery will be open during both services for newborns and children through 2 years old.
In addition to our in-person services, in our desire to reach beyond our walls and stay connected with those unable to attend in person, we will continue to live stream both of our Sunday services through all of our digital and social media platforms.
The 8:30 a.m. Service will be an abbreviated worship experience approximately 45-50 minutes in length and will share the good news of Jesus by providing a more classic experience for those who love the church's heritage. This service will primarily include songs from the United Methodist Hymnal accompanied by piano or organ. Other musical ensembles will occasionally offer their gifts of music during this service.
The 11 a.m. Service will be an inclusive and welcoming space for ALL people to comfortably engage in worship. The service will follow a simplified liturgy and order and will be approximately 60-65 minutes and will connect us with God in a reverent yet slightly more informal atmosphere. Music, including modern praise and worship songs, will be led by our Praise Team.