We’ve been waiting for you! It’s true because we believe that every person who comes into the circle of this special fellowship was sent by God himself. So, above all else, we want to express Christ’s love to you with genuine, heartfelt warmth. We’re eager to know you, and we’re excited to share with you the ways God is working in Conley's.
We understand that it can be uncomfortable walking into a new place, so we offer the following answers to some frequently asked questions to help you feel more at ease. Please feel free to call or email with any other questions you may have.
Where do I park?
There is ample parking in the lot surrounding the church building.
How should I dress?
Dress how you feel is comfortable and appropriate for worship. You will see both casual and formal attire in our service on Sunday morning.
Will there be someone on hand to help newcomers know where to go or what to do?
Yes. Greeters will meet you at the doors of the sanctuary. Let them know that you are new and they will give you a packet with helpful information about Conley's and be happy to assist you in any way.
Are the worship services easy to follow?
Yes. Bulletins are provided so that everyone can fully participate.
How long do worship services last?
The services usually last about an hour and fifteen minutes; on Communion Sundays, about an hour and a half. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of every month.
How long are the sermons?
The sermons typically last about 20-25 minutes.
Will I be singled out as a newcomer?
No. You will not be singled out, but you will be offered a gift bag containing helpful information about the church and a small token of how happy we are to make your acquaintance.
Will I be expected to give money?
No. We believe that presenting our tithes and offerings to God through the church is an act of worship, and offering plates are made available for this purpose at each worship service. However, giving is not required and is left entirely to the discretion of the individual.
May I celebrate communion even though I'm not a member?
Yes. The United Methodist Church believes the communion table is the Lord's table, not ours; therefore, we practice "open communion." This means that all who love Jesus Christ, who earnestly repent of their sin, and who seek to live in peace with others are invited to participate--regardless of church affiliation.
Are the facilities handicapped friendly?
Yes. The building is fully accessible by wheelchair ramps and is all on one floor. We also have wireless assistive listening devices available for the hearing impaired.
Is there a nursery or other activities for small children?
We are not offering nursery services during the health crisis; however, an activity book featuring biblical lessons and games is available to keep children occupied and take home with them. Under normal circumstances, a staffed nursery is available to children from infants to preschool age during both the Bible class and the worship service on Sunday morning. A Safe Sanctuaries policy helps to ensure a wholesome and secure environment for everyone. Children are always welcome in our worship services! We believe that Jesus’ directive to his disciples: “Let the children come to me” (Matthew 19:14), directs us in corporate worship. We want our children--regardless of age--to grow up in the presence of their whole church family, learning congregational worship by the example of parents and other elders. Our worship services on Sunday feature a "children's message" to help young disciples apply biblical truths to their lives, and an activity book is provided to help keep them occupied. Following the children's message, pre-school aged children are invited to a class featuring a biblical lesson geared to their level of understanding.