Worship In Person
Sunday mornings at Melissa UMC are filled with warmth and life! We gather in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy coffee before both the 9am and 11am services from our in-house coffee shop, Connections Coffee. Guests are welcomed with open arms and we offer care for children by trained professionals. At 10am, there are a number of groups and bible studies for all ages to get involved. We hope to see you!
Sacraments in the United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Church celebrates two sacraments. We know, some churches celebrate up to seven sacraments. Don't worry! We have all of those other special moments as well. However, the two sacraments in the UMC are Baptism and Holy Communion. These moments are sacred for us because the Bible tells us that Jesus participated in them and commanded us to do the same (read Matthew 18:16-20 and Luke 22:7-38).
Baptism is God's gift of grace in our lives. We baptize people of all ages because we believe God's prevenient grace comes before our awareness and acceptance of God's love in our lives. The UMC recognizes Christian baptism from any denomination and does not rebaptize people. God's love for us never changes!
Holy Communion is God's forgiveness and continued love for us. This sacrament is like nourishment for the journey. God offers us forgiveness and reminds us that we are loved just as we are. You do not need to be baptized in order to receive Holy Communion.
In each of these sacraments, ordinary things become extraordinary by the work of the Holy Spirit. If you have questions about sacraments at Melissa UMC, please feel free to or you can visit UMC.org for more information on our beliefs.