Our 9:00 a.m. service, while it is traditional, is also informal, relaxed, and contemplative. More time is spent on scripture with a short bible study introduction before the reading, highlighting the setting, theology, author, audience, and vocabulary. We sing hymns and study the creeds of the church. There is also an extended time of prayer, and when the health guidelines allow, Pastor Reed will offer weekly communion by simple intinction.
(Intinction is the action of dipping bread into wine at a Eucharist so that a communicant receives both together.)
Our 11 a.m. contemporary service is a family-friendly, seeker-sensitive service. It is built on contemporary music; particularly upbeat songs still being played on Christian radio. The message is based on a scripture reading and closes with a practical application for today. Pastor Reed offers communion on the first Sunday of each month.
Sunday Worship Schedule
Traditional Worship 9:00 am
Sunday School 11 am
Contemporary Praise Service 11 am
Arise's traditional worship service is informal and contemplative. More time is spent on scripture with a short bible study before the reading. We sing hymns and study the creeds of the church. There is also an extended time of prayer.
Contemporary Praise Service
Arise Church's contemporary worship service features music that is more up-tempo than traditional hymns. The style is contemporary Christian praise music.
Who We Are at Arise
We're a group of ordinary people hoping to be used by God to do the extraordinary! We try very hard to accept people as they are. We value gathering together as a Christian community, believing that we're at our very best when we work together to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
We have a keen understanding that the Church is not the building but the people. Woven deep within the DNA of the people of Arise Church is the desire to help people experience the love of God. We help people understand that here, you belong, just because you are a child of God. Arise United Methodist Church is a place "Where Faith & Friends Connect." We invite you to look around and encourage your questions. We are eager to have you visit us in worship soon.
MORE AT ARISEA Note From the Pastor
Statement of Faith
We believe that there is one God, eternally present in: God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and Earth; God the Son, Jesus Christ; and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus of Nazareth, was and is the expected Messiah. He was fully human and fully divine; conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary.
We believe in His sinless life, in His miracles, and that He voluntarily laid down His life in our place. After suffering under Pontius Pilate, He was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day, He bodily rose from the dead; and returned to heaven. He sits at the right hand of the Father; He will judge both the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit lives today in the church created by the sacrifice made by Christ. We believe that the church founded by Christ is timeless and universal encompassing all people and nationalities.
We believe in the communion of saints. We believe that in confessing our sins, they are forgiven. We believe that our bodies will be resurrected after the example of Christ, and that our life with Him will have no end.
We believe that Christ died for everyone and all are called to faith in Christ. We understand that each disciple's walk will be different, and each disciple grows in God’s time.
We believe that God invites questions, even if they express doubt.
We believe that questions lead to faith, and God’s truth stands up to any challenge.
We believe in the power of prayer. We believe that when we pray, we have to surrender all things to God's will, and offer ourselves to be transformed as part of His plan.
We believe the Bible is divinely inspired, and is the authoritative Word of God. We believe that through it, He speaks to us today.
We believe that the purpose of the church is to draw and form disciples to continue His mission and ministry in the world.