WELCOME TO NELSON UMC

 
Summer hours are observed from June 2 through August 25th
Worship begins at 10:00am
Small Group Bible Study for Youth & Adults begins at 8:45am
 

Traditional Worship Service – Sanctuary On Sunday mornings you will see many families, children and teens, single adults, college students, retirees, young couples. We are a diverse church experiencing a mix of traditional and modern worship – ALL are welcome so come and be our guest!!

Youth/Adult Small Group Bible Study
8:45am in Room No. 2 located in the South wing. Beth Goodwin is the leader. Summer subject is “Living in Covenant”
 
A COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT
We strive to provide an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming. People come in a variety of clothing styles, from casual shirts, jeans and sneakers to coats and ties, skirts or pants – whatever you prefer and are comfortable wearing is fine. All are welcome.  
 
We are a smaller congregation with attendance around 40 to 60 for Worship. We are an eclectic group: we live in different counties, work in diverse professions and range in age from 1 to over 90. We honor our differences because they create vitality and creativity as we seek to serve our Lord.
 
WHEN YOU ARRIVE TO WORSHIP
 
Summer Schedule
We begin our summer hours for worship on June 2nd, through August 25th at 10:00am and the Small Group Bible Study begins at 8:45am in Room 2 – South wing.
 
Non-Summer Hours
Our non-summer hours of worship begin at 11:00am on Sunday mornings. The Small Group Youth/Adult Bible study begins at 9:45am in Room 2 – South wing.
 
WHAT TO EXPECT
Park anywhere in the parking lot. Enter the sanctuary through the center front doors. Greeters will welcome you, and give you a church bulletin with the morning’s Order of Worship and answer any questions you may have. Restrooms are located behind the greeters in the entry way. There are additional restrooms in the North & South wings, accessed by going through the doors on the left or right of the altar. You are welcome to sit at any pew. We use three different hymnals or song books and we project most song lyrics on a screen. We are a rather casual congregation that we hope will make you feel right at home!
 
A CHILD FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT
We want you and your child to have the best possible experience. We offer nursery services for infants to 3 year olds. Our greeters can direct you to the nursery if needed. A baby changing table is available.  Mid-way through the service, children are invited to come to the Altar for Children’s Time to enjoy a special age appropriate teaching from our Pastor that is reflective of the day’s sermon. After Children’s Time, those 1st grade and younger are ushered to Kid’s Praise where they will experience age appropriate worship learning experiences. For safety reasons, children in the nursery and Kid’s Praise will be held until their direct caregiver picks them up. These rooms are located in the North wing of the church.
 
Children 2nd grade and higher are expected to remain with their parents, grandparents or custodians during Worship. Special Children’s faith-based fun sheets on clipboards with pencils are available for every child during the Worship service. The clipboards are located just inside the front doors on a table.  A greeter can assist you with locating the children’s clipboards. 
 
COMMUNION
We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month and on certain other special occasions. In the United Methodist Church communion is open to all who wish to share in God’s grace. You do not need to be a member of the Methodist denomination to partake in communion. Children are welcome to come forward and participate with parents, grandparents or custodians.
 
SPECIAL NEEDS
There are handicapped spaces available all along the front of the church. We also have special earphones for those who have difficulty hearing; ask a greeter for assistance. Communion can be served in your seat if you are unable to come to the altar. We can accommodate wheelchairs as well.
 
FRIENDLY FOLLOW-UP
If you provide your name, address and phone number in the red guest register located in the Narthex (next to where the greeters stand), you will receive a follow-up mailing from the pastor with an invitation to join us again!