8:30 A.M. Worship Service
This worship service begins with a time of casual fellowship and quiet meditation. It is a more informal service than the 10:00 hour -- without music -- but with exactly the same proclamation of the word (scripture and sermon) as the second service. What makes this service unique is the intimate setting for Holy Communion: following the sermon we gather in a circle around the communion table as a group -- like family at the dinner table but without the chairs! As is true for every United Methodist communion service, we have an "open table," i.e., regardless of your denominational affiliation or history in or with the Christian church, you are welcome to receive communion. There is always room for one more at the table!
10:00 A.M. Worship Service of Word and music. A Sunday service for children and youth is held concurrent with this service.
This is a traditional United Methodist service of worship -- complete with choral or solo music and hymns sung by the congregation. During the summer months we add a time at the beginning of worship for members of the congregation to choose their favorite hymns that are then sung by everyone. Holy Communion at this hour is offered only on the first Sunday of the month. As with the earlier service, people of all ages and different orientations, of all races and ethnicities, and from all corners of the community are welcome to come together and share in this time of meeting and being met by God. First United Methodist Church is an open and inclusive church!
A Time for the Child In Us All is only offered in the 10:00 am service. Following "A Time for the Child In Us All," the younger children attending this service then go downstairs for a time of Christian Enrichment with others their age. A nursery for babies and toddlers is provided all morning however.
2:00 P.M. Tongan Language Ministries and Worship Service - This service is held at the Reno First United Methodist Church.