Loving God – What to expect at Worship?

At Sundays Worship Celebration we worship God with all that we have and all that we are! You are challenged to bring your Bible and even a notebook each week so that you can highlight important Scriptures and jot down notes to yourself during the sermon. Don’t have a Bible? No worries! We’ll give you one!

Music

Our style of music creates an atmosphere where God inhabits our praises. The praise team leads us in songs that you may have heard on Christian radio, and we even sing hymns. Whether you sing loud or not at all; whether you raise your hands, clap or just stand there with your arms folded – feel free to praise God in your own way!

Prayer Concerns & Praises

We take a few moments to find out how Pastor Jason and others can pray for you by offering up prayer concerns. We like to hear the praises too!! All of this is followed by saying the Lord’s Prayer in Unison. Don’t have it memorized – no problem. It’s printed in the bulletin or on the overhead to follow along!
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Children’s Moment

We encourage children up to 5th grade to come forward during our Children’s Moment where Pastor Jason shares a Bible story or does a fun object lesson for the children. During the school year, children (grades K-5th) will head to KidZone following the Children’s Moment for energized teaching and a variety of fun activities. Through the summer and other occasions, we keep our children in the service. If needed, we offer Activity Bags filled with coloring pages, puzzles, books and other activities for them to use during the service.

Nursery

Our Nursery opens 15 minutes prior to our Worship Celebration and stays open 15 minutes after the service concludes. It is staffed by volunteers who are fully committed to teaching and ministering to your children. You can be confident that your child is well cared for and having a great time learning about God at the same time you are. All of our staff and volunteers who work with children and teens undergo reference and background checks prior to serving.

What to Wear

And in case you were wondering, you don’t have to dress up or look a certain way. You don’t have to be any particular age either. This is a place where God meets people right where they are, who aren’t perfect, in any life stage, in any part of their spiritual journey. We currently serve the Licking and Knox counties but no matter where you’re from, you are welcome here.

Facebook Live

Church is done in community where we can come together as a one body lifting each other up. Yet there are times we aren’t able to make it to church. We offer the sermon only online on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/uticaumc. You can watch the sermon live each Sunday approximately 25 minutes after we begin our service or you can come back to watch it later in the week.