Worship

About Us/Worship
Contemporary Worship

We will celebrate All Saints Day on Oct. 29. On this day, we’ll remember all those who are part of the “communion of saints” we confess whenever we recite The Apostles’ Creed. Bring a picture of a loved one to display in the Gathering Area as we give thanks for all those who have gone before us in the faith.

Contemporary Worship

Contemporary Worship
Sunday Mornings | 8:30am

Our 8:30 contemporary service offers a Spirit-filled, casual, family friendly atmosphere to praise Jesus Christ. Grab a cup of coffee at the Collins St. entrance and find a seat in our Braswell Hall Worship Center.

During the 8:30 service we use the latest technologies and contemporary music to present Christ and His love in a very relaxed setting. We also cherish Holy Communion each week.

Traditional Worship

Traditional Worship
Sunday Mornings | 11:00am

Our traditional service takes place in our beautiful sanctuary, which was built in 1918. This Spirit-filled service offers time-honored hymns led by our Chancel Choir.

While the style of worship is traditional, it is a very intimate and personal service usually consisting of about 70-100 congregates. Holy Communion is offered on the 1st Sunday of each month.

Contemporary Worship

Praise and Worship
Thursday Nights | 6:30pm

Our Thursday Night Praise & Worship continues the tradition at NUMC of being scripturally sound and Spirit-filled. Come to this electric service in Braswell Hall as we praise Jesus Christ and have time of ministry and healing. Please come as you are…no dress code here - only hearts seeking God in a deep and intimate way.

Holy Communion

Holy Communion

The Communion table of every United Methodist congregation is open. All are welcome to receive the bread and juice. Participants neither have to be members of the denomination nor do they have to be baptized.

That does not mean the invitation to Holy Communion is casual. While the table is open to all regardless of age, church affiliation, and mental or physical ability, acceptance of the invitation demands honest self-examination.
Persons invited are those "that do truly and earnestly repent of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbors, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking henceforth in his holy ways...." (The Book of Worship, pg. 44.)

Some people believe children are too young to understand the sacrament of Holy Communion and should not be invited until they have been confirmed. However, if a complete understanding became a requirement, none of us could gather at the table. Children may not completely understand what is happening, but they do know when people are invited to a meal and they are excluded.
Some also believe non-baptized adults should not be invited. However, United Methodists affirm the sacraments are not only "the outward sign of an invisible and spiritual reality;" they are also a means of grace. Those who participate do so within a community of believers. Participation may be the first step toward discipleship.

The Body of Christ is composed of many traditions. The Communion table is Christ's table, not a United Methodist table. The family meal is for all.

*Article by Rev. J Richard Peck, retired member of the New York Annual Conference, was published in the March-April 2011 issue of the Interpreter. It is re-printed by person.

 

 

“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first-fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing and your vats will brim over with new wine.” Proverbs 3:9-10


 

Faithfulness in stewardship is not about subjection and guilt. It really is not even about the church. Stewardship is about our relationship with God. A loving Heavenly Father has lavished His love, grace, salvation, and generosity upon us. We are created in His image, and therefore we are to be loving and generous, too. 

 

Our hearts soar when we are a part of feeding the hungry or comforting the sick. The Lord has created a good and generous heart in us through Christ. Faithfulness in stewardship is our way of thanking God for all He has done for us, especially our salvation. We express generosity and thanks to Him through prayers, gifts, service, attendance, and witness. When we give, attend worship, become a servant, pray, and tell others about Him, we are giving from our heart to God’s heart. We are pouring out of our lives into the life and purposes of God! We are generous children giving to a generous loving Abba, Father.

 

Revelation 4:11 teaches that we were created at the pleasure of God. Our purpose is to serve Him, love Him, and give Him pleasure. When we are good stewards of all He has given us, God receives great pleasure because we become a reflection of His own generosity and an extension of His love.  Giving is an act of worship and many give during active worship on Sunday morning. We also offer on-line giving through Paypal. Nashville UMC receives about 98% of your donation when you give on-line. If you want us to get 100%, the best way is to send a check in to the church office or set-up an automatic gift from your bank.

 

Preaching Schedule

Pastor Ralph A. Brown and Associate Pastor Luke Whitehead share in delivering our sermons. See our sermon schedule for the preaching schedule. If you miss the sermon for the week you can always listen on-line.