How to Link In!
If you've never attended Felton-Viola UMC there are several ways to get connected.
1. Check out our Facebook page for up to the minute information (link at the top of the page.)
2. Attend one of our events. All our events are open to the public so be bold and join us.
3. Request a pastoral visit or appointment. Pastor Sally is happy to meet with you to talk about the church, it's mission and congregation. Know this, we are an inclusive and affirming church and ALL are welcome and safe with us!
4. Come to worship. We have 3 services on Sunday morning and other special services throughout the year. Watch for information here on the website or on our Facebook page. On the 5th Sunday of the month we traditionally have ONE combined service at 10am.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where do I park?
There is a small amount of parking in the lot in back of the church building. You may also park on the street or at the fire house one block west of the church.
How should I dress?
Dress how you feel is comfortable and appropriate for worship. You will see both casual and formal attire in each of the services on Sunday morning.
Will there be someone on hand to help newcomers know where to go or what to do?
Yes. Greeters will meet you at the doors of the sanctuary prior to the 11am service. Let them know that you are new and they will give you a packet with helpful information about Conley's and be happy to assist you in any way. If you choose to attend the 8:30 or the 9:45 service please come upstairs to the sanctuary!
Are the worship services easy to follow?
Yes. Bulletins are provided at the 8:30 and 11am services so that everyone can fully participate. Directions are on the screen at the 9:45am service.
How long do worship services last?
The 8:30 and 9:45am services are typically 40-45 minutes. The 11am service usually lasts about an hour.
How long are the sermons?
The sermons typically last about 12-15 minutes.
Will I be singled out as a newcomer?
No. You will not be singled out, but you will be offered a gift bag containing helpful information about the church and a small token of how happy we are to make your acquaintance.
Will I be expected to give money?
We believe that presenting our tithes and offerings to God through the church is an act of worship, and offering plates are made available for this purpose at each worship service. Giving is not required but is encouraged as a sign of discipleship.
May I celebrate communion even though I'm not a member?
The United Methodist Church believes the communion table is the Lord's table, not ours; therefore, we practice "open communion." This means that all who love Jesus Christ, who earnestly repent of their sin, and who seek to live in peace with others are invited to participate--regardless of church affiliation. We offer communion in each service on the first weekend of the month.
Are the facilities handicapped friendly?
Somewhat. The building is accessible through the rear door by wheelchair and there is an elevator available to transport people to the sanctuary on the second floor. This is one of the main reasons we are working to construct a new facility on our Canterbury Road property.
Is there a nursery or other activities for small children?
Childcare is usually available at the 9:45am service but is not currently staffed at the other services. There is, however, usually someone available to watch children from infants to pre-school age during the other Sunday morning services. A Safe Sanctuaries policy helps to ensure a wholesome and secure environment for everyone. Children are always welcome in our worship services! We believe that Jesus’ directive to his disciples: “Let the children come to me” (Matthew 19:14), directs us in corporate worship. We want our children--regardless of age--to grow up in the presence of their whole church family, learning congregational worship by the example of parents and other elders.
Find a Place to Fit!
Host Your Group
Is your group or organization looking for a place to meet?
Contact us about meeting space at very reasonable pricing.
Contact the church office at 302.284.3590