Our Worship

What is worship like?

Our central activity as a community of faith is our worship life together. Here we sing pray, nurture each other, and give ourselves to God individually and as a community.  From early September through late June, SSUMC hosts two worship experiences each Sunday at 9:00am and 10:45am. During the summer months, there is one service at 10:00am with a fellowship hour preceding at 9:00.

We also offer the Fresh Start worship on Sunday evenings for those in any form of recovery. CLICK HERE for more information.

We worship in an upbeat and casual-traditional style, with organ, piano, guest musicians, and four different choirs in rotation. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Our pastors’ sermons are based in scripture and are relevant to today’s living, leading us together to seek faith and understanding. Feel free to stop in any week and see what we are all about.

We’ll try to answer some questions you may have about the worship experience:

How should I dress?

We are definitely a ‘come as you are’ kind of place! Our folks dress all sorts of ways. God is more concerned with you than with your clothing, and so are we.

What can I expect on my first visit?

Whether it is your first time at SSUMC, or you’ve been attending for years, you are encouraged to seek and be open to an experience with the living God while you are here. From the moment you walk in the door until the moment you leave, we are committed to a creative, compelling, challenging presentation of God’s truth, relevant to your life. We use multisensory and multimedia tools to create a multidimensional worship experience.

If you have any questions before or after the service, you may feel free to ask questions of anyone. We are all committed to making you feel comfortable. You will experience this most vividly during the coffee hour between worship services, featuring great coffee, beverages, and delicious treats. This is a wonderful way to get to know some of the great people here.

Will my children stay in worship?

We welcome children to stay in worship! We celebrate the intergenerational community that we are. We also offer alternative options for them, if you choose. Partway through the worship service, there is a Children’s Message, and following this time, the Children and Youth may leave for Church School. If you have any questions about Church School, you may either ask an usher or greeter before the service, or accompany your children to the classroom to meet their teacher, and return to worship as you are comfortable. If you have a very young child and would like to utilize the care of our nursery, our ushers can show you the way.