I’m New

Welcome!  We are so glad you have found Florence UMC online!  As you prepare for your visit we encourage you to arrive about 15 minutes early, grab a complimentary cup of coffee and say hello to our volunteers at the Visitor’s Center who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  They’ll also have a gift for you!

FAQ’s

What should I wear?
The main difference between our church services is the style of worship, not what you wear.  You may see people dressed in a variety of comfort levels in our worship service.  Feel free to come casual.  Feel free to come dressed up.  Come as you are and join us for worship!

What worship service should I attend?
We encourage you to attend the service that fits your musical preference, as musical style is the main difference between both of our services.  The same message is delivered in both services.

The 9 am service has a traditional worship style that includes liturgy and hymns, led by our Chancel Choir, organ and piano.

The 11 am service includes expressions of praise and prayer through contemporary music led by our Praise Team and band.

How long are services?
Each of our weekly Sunday services last about an hour.

Where do my children go during worship service?
All children are welcome in worship.  If parents would prefer, infants-3 year olds may enjoy spending time with our loving nursery staff during worship services.  The nursery opens on Sunday mornings at 8:45 a.m. and closes about 15 minutes after the 11 a.m. service ends.  When you arrive at Florence UMC, please stop by the Visitor’s Center and one of our volunteers will direct you to the nursery location.

Children 4 years-3rd grade are invited to come up to the altar during the “Children’s Moment” time in our worship service and then may go downstairs to worship together in Children’s Church.  Children are also welcome to return to their seats after “Children’s Moment” and worship with their family in the Sanctuary.

Will I be asked to give money?
If you are a guest, please do not feel any obligation to give. We believe giving is an act of worship wherein those who have a personal relationship with God through Christ, give regularly and generously in response to God’s gracious gifts.

May I receive communion?
Yes!  The Sacrament of Holy Communion is open to everyone in the United Methodist Church.  You do not have to be a member of the United Methodist Church or Florence UMC to receive communion when it is offered on the first Sunday of each month.  All are invited to participate.

Gluten free elements are available.