Child-care is available for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We have a dedicated child-care staff to care for your young ones during worship. Children also are welcome to attend worship with their families and use the ‘Grace Space’ in the main Sanctuary. A parents room is available near the main sanctuary and our staffed nursery is located in Faithville. For more information about Faithville, please click here.
Basically, come as you are! Really! (just please, wear clothes) We have folks who wear jeans and a t-shirt as well as others who dress in a suit and tie. However you feel comfortable to worship, we welcome you!
We believe that Holy Communion is a way of experiencing God’s grace and presence, and that all who wish to receive are invited. We celebrate what is called an open table where we welcome all who desire a deeper relationship with Jesus to come and experience God’s grace. You don’t have to be a member, sign a pledge card, or stand up in front of people to be introduced. Just come as you are! We typically have communion on the first Sunday of each month.
Yes, we baptize children as a recognition of their acceptance into the body of Christ. We believe that the act of baptism is a celebration of God’s grace, generously extended to us from the very start of life. One of the joys and mysteries of God’s compassion is that we are recipients of divine love well before we are ever aware of it. We also recognize any previous baptism in a Christian church and do not practice re-baptism. Once the grace of God has been extended to us, it remains with us no matter our understanding or recognition of it. If you have more questions about baptism or are interested in baptizing yourself or your children, please contact the church office.
First of all, congratulations! We would be honored to host your wedding ceremony at UMCSC. Since we believe that marriage is a sacred bond and therefore a serious commitment for both individuals involved, we do require that couples who wish to be married in our church participate in premarital counseling with our pastor. It is for this reason that we ask all weddings to be scheduled at least three months in advance. We also require that our assigned pastors officiate at all wedding ceremonies at the church. Other officiants are only authorized by invitation through our clergy. Feel free to contact the church office and view our Wedding Building Use Policy details on cost, deposit to secure date, and answers for other questions you may have!