Join the Journey
We invite you to join The Woods United Methodist Church in worship as we seek to bring together the gifts of scripture, tradition, and a true passion for worship to empower and enrich our lives and our journeys. Worship services at The Woods are a key element in the expression of our vision and mission as a community of faith. We are all on individual journeys, seeking to understand the meaning and purpose of our lives. In the faith community, we meet to share those journeys with each other so that we can learn from our differing experiences. The worship services offered at The Woods vary in style. We welcome you to find a service that is the right fit for you.
8:30 a.m. Worship
The Woods worship service at 8:30 a.m. is in a formal, traditional style. We gather and center for worship with a piano prelude, and begin worship with an opening prayer followed by congregational hymn singing. We recall God’s promises with responsive readings and Scripture. Staff members serve as readers and liturgists. The sermons are scripture-based and encourage listeners to grow in their relationship with Christ and to use their faith to share and be the good news. The Choir selections bring the congregation into the presence of God as they sing praises to the name of Jesus. Infant and toddler care is available for the children of families attending the service.
9:45 a.m. Adult Bible Study and Children’s Sunday School
These classes are designed to increase each individual’s understanding of our faith and to increase the sense of community among our members. There are five adult groups from which to choose. Children’s Sunday School is divided by grade levels.
11:00 a.m. Worship
Our 11:00 a.m. worship is a family-friendly, less formal service which incorporates media and a wide variety of music led by the ensemble Bluegrace. Scripture, prayers and announcements are shared among staff members and the sermon is preached from a more casual perspective. We also offer Children’s Church at this time where children will be dismissed from the auditorium at the appropriate time for singing, a lesson, collection of offering, a craft that relates to the lesson, games, and a light snack. On the first Sunday of each month we will also serve communion to the children. There will be two Ministry Safe adults with the children at all times.
In addition to our Sunday services, we offer many ways to connect to each other and to our broader community. We have women’s and men’s groups, and an active group for teenagers, with numerous activities. We also offer Bible studies for all levels of interest. Please check our calendar for more information.