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FIRST TIME GUESTS

We are excited to have you and/or your family visit A&M UMC. Whether you are looking for a new church home or in town for the weekend, know you are welcome at our worship services or any of our weekly programming events.

Below are some answers to common questions, but you are also encouraged to contact our pastors or church staff with additional questions. We are excited to meet you!

FAQ'S

What type of worship services do you offer?
Traditional Services: Sundays, 8:30 & 11:00am in the Sanctuary
These services are located in our main Sanctuary with its walls of stained glass windows and our new organ. Worship services include traditional elements such as Apostles’ Creed, prayers, Children’s Sermon, hymns, a choir and communion served on the first Sunday of each month.
The music for the traditional services of worship is selected from traditional hymns with organ or piano accompaniment. On occassion, special music will be incorporated for the service, such as the Chancel Choir, Adult Handbell Ensemble, Children’s Choir and other soloists and instrumental ensembles from the community.
Contemporary Services: Sundays, 9:45am & 6:06pm in the Great Hall
These services are located in our Great Hall in the CLC Building. We invite all ages – from children to college to young families to retirees to participate in worship. Theses service use lights and projectors to enhance your worship experience.
The music for our contemporary services is led by a band and our Contemporary Worship Leader. The congregation is invited to participate in worship by singing (or listening) to a mixutre of new and classic contemporary worship songs.
College Worship, Thursdays, 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall
College and Gradaute students are invited to a worship service designed especially for them on Thursdays. The evening includes dinner, worship songs, and a message. For more information, visit our College Ministries page.
Youth Worship, Sundays, 6:00pm in Youth Commons
On most Sundays of the month, the Youth Group has a worship service designed for all 7th-12th graders as a part of their MYF event. For more information about Youth activities & worship, visit our Youth Ministries page.
Where do I park?

Parking is available in our three parking lots located at the corner of Tauber Street and Church Avenue. On Sunday mornings, additional parking is available in the College Station Northgate Parking Garage adjacent to our parking lot on College Main. Parking in the garage is free until 2 pm on Sundays.

What do I wear?

There is no dress code at A&M UMC. You will see people wearing a spectrum of clothing styles, from casual (jeans) to business attire (slacks, dresses or suits). Come as you are.

Do I have to be a member of A&M UMC to participate in activities?

No. Church membership is not required to participate in activities at A&M UMC.

How do I become a member of A&M UMC?

We would love to visit with you about becoming a member of A&M UMC. Please contact the church office to schedule an appointment to visit with the pastor. Additionally, you may select “How to Join” on the Contact Card on Sunday mornings and one of the pastors will contact you. You can also come forward and join at the conclusion of either Sunday worship service.

Can children attend church services?
Our worship services are open to all ages and families. Children are always welcome to participate in church services at A&M UMC. Children activity & coloring books are available in each service – just ask any usher to direct you. During the 8:30am & 11:00am services, there is a Children’s Sermon where children are invited to sit with Ms. Gwenda, our Children’s Ministry Director, for a special, short message just for them.
We also provide Nursery Care for infants through Kindergarten-aged children during all four worship services. The Nursery is located on the 1st floor of the Christian Life Center Building (CLC). 1st – 12th graders can attend Sunday School on the 2nd Floor of the CLC Building during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:45am). During our 6:06pm service, we have children’s & youth programming available. Please see the children’s ministry page for more details.
Can I take communion?
The table of Holy Communion is Christ’s table, not the table of The United Methodist Church or of A&M UMC. The table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ’s love and to lead a new life of peace and love, as the invitation to the table says.
Our Book of Worship says, “All who intend to lead a Christian life, together with their children, are invited to receive the bread and cup. We have no tradition of refusing any who present themselves desiring to receive” (page 29). This statement means that in practice there are few, if any, circumstances in which a United Methodist pastor would refuse to serve the elements of Holy Communion to a person who comes forward to receive.
By Water and the Spirit affirms: “Because the table at which we gather belongs to the Lord, it should be open to all who respond to Christ’s love, regardless of age or church membership. The Wesleyan tradition has always recognized that Holy Communion may be an occasion for the reception of converting, justifying, and sanctifying grace.”
(The United Methodist Book of Worship. Copyright © 1992 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.)

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