New for late spring, 2015 – Praise and Worship is coming to Franconia UMC! A mid-morning Sunday service of praise and worship will be debuted in late spring. Please watch for details, and come and check it out!
We offer two worships services on Sundays (8:30 and 11:00 AM) and a weekday prayer service on Wednesdays (6:30-7:00 PM). We celebrate open communion on the first Sundays of each month. Communion is open to all, regardless of your formal affiliation with our church or denomination. We believe all are invited to experience Christ in this meaningful way.
Our 8:30 AM service on Sunday is our smaller, and more intimate worship experience. It features small musical groups or soloists that enhance worship and a prayer circle.
Our 11 AM service is our larger service and features our full chancel choir and other varieties of music to enhance worship. Children’s church runs concurrent to 11:00 AM worship. There is also a children’s time at the beginning of the service, after which children are dismissed with the leaders for children’s church.
During children’s time all children are asked to come to the front of the church to hear a special message for them from the Pastor. After children’s time children ages 3 through 2nd grade will be invited to attend either Cherub’s or Children’s Church. The children will remain there through the rest of the main worship service. Parents of first-time Cherub or Children’s Church attendees are asked to accompany their children so they may be registered. You may then return to the worship service via the stairs from the stage room (just ask if you need help in returning to our sanctuary). It is important for you to know that we take the care of your little ones seriously. Those who work with our children are safety-trained and our child safety policy is in place at all times.
Just remember, your kids are welcome, wiggles and all. Your entire family is welcome at Franconia, and regardless of their ages, all may participate in all aspects of our service. For your convenience, we do have a staffed nursery during Sunday school and worship services, but infants and toddlers are also welcome to stay in church if their parents prefer that.