Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
Have you been thinking about visiting Haxtun UMC? Are you new to the area? Do you have questions about our service or programs? Questions about us? Then this is a good starting point. If you don’t find the answer here, contact us.
Is it ok to visit?
Anytime! Our regular schedule is:
- Sunday Worship – 9:30 a.m.
- Children’s Sunday School – 9:45 a.m.
Additional activities and events are listed on our calendar!
Should I dress up?
You can visit as often as you like and are able. Membership in the church is not an attendance requirement. Likewise, there is no dress code at HUMC. You’ll find we wear everything from jeans and cowboy boots to “Sunday clothes” to t-shirts and shorts. Wear the clothing that makes you comfortable. Your presence is more important to us than your outfit!
What happens on Sunday Morning?
Sunday services at HUMC are mostly traditional. Music includes both contemporary and traditional hymns, as well as occasional special music. We have a “children’s time” near the beginning of our service, after which kids have the opportunity to head off to Sunday School or return to sit with their families. We have a time for prayers and praises, tithes and offerings, and then the message. Communion is offered on appropriate holy days and on the first Sunday of each month, following the message. We close our service with a hymn and a benediction.
What about receiving Communion?
Communion is offered the first Sunday of every month, and may be offered on additional holy days. You do not have to be a member of our church, a Methodist, or a member of any church to receive communion. The Lord’s table is open to all.
Will I have to become a member?
There is no requirement that you become a member of our church. If, however, you feel you are ready to become a member, the first step is to talk with our Pastor. She will explain the process to you and make the appropriate arrangements.
Do I have to sing, bring a Bible, or give money?
Psalm 98:4 says, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.”
If you’re not comfortable with singing, though, you’re not required to sing during communal hymns.
We have Bibles in the hymnal racks in every pew for those who need or want one during service.
Although God loves a cheerful giver, tithes and offerings are not a requirement. Give what you can, when you can, if you can.
What about my kids?
Children are more than welcome at HUMC. We have “Children’s Time” during our worship service, with Sunday School immediately following for those interested. We also provide a nursery during Sunday service.
On Wednesday nights during school months, we have a variety of activities.
Please visit our Children’s Ministry Page to see all the options.
Can you accommodate people with disabilities?
Yes we can. We have an elevator with exterior access on the west side of the church, just north of the steps. If you have not used the elevator before, please ask an usher for assistance.
What is Methodism?
Methodism began as an 18th-century movement founded by John Wesley that sought to reform the Church of England from within. The movement, however, became separate from its parent body and developed into an autonomous church. The movement got its name because of the habits of John Wesley, his brother Charles and a group of other earnest students who were dedicated to frequent attendance at Holy Communion, serious study of the Bible, and regular visitations to the filthy Oxford prisons. The members of this group, which Wesley came to lead, were known as Methodists because of their “methodical” devotion and study.
They were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. They placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
The distinctive shape of our theological heritage can be seen not only in this emphasis on Christian living, but also in Wesley’s distinctive understanding of God’s saving grace. Although Wesley shared with many other Christians a belief in salvation by grace, he combined them in a powerful way to create distinctive emphases for living the full Christian life.
Our United Methodist heritage is rooted in a deep and profound understanding of God’s grace. This incredible grace flows from God’s great love for us. Did you have to memorize John 3:16 in Sunday school when you were a child? There was a good reason. This one verse summarizes the gospel: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” The ability to call to mind God’s love and God’s gift of Jesus Christ is a rich resource for theology and faith.”
For more in depth information on Methodism, visit UMC.org’s “Our Wesleyan Heritage” page.
Sunday Morning Schedule
9:30 a.m. – Worship Service
9:45 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School
Wednesday Evening Schedule
1st and 3rd Wednesday we have “Reach And Teach” for K-2nd at 3:45pm
2nd and 4th Wednesday we have God Squad (3rd-5th) at 3:45 and Jr. MYF (6th-8th) starting at 5:00pm
Every Wednesday we have MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship)(High schoolers) starting 6:30pm
Wednesday night youth programs do not run year round. Generally, the begin and end with the school year.
Please check the Calendar for the most current information.
- 106 South Washington Ave. Haxtun, Colorado 80731
Come check us out on any Sunday. Be careful though, Pastor Jeri may “MUG” you. Services start at 9:30am. Click the link above to learn more.
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