Parking is available in the parking lot at the corner of Tauber Street and Church Avenue. Additional parking is available in the city parking garage adjacent to our parking lot. Parking in the garage is free until 2 pm on Sundays.
Dress comfortably for church. There is no dress code at A&M UMC. You will see people wearing a spectrum of clothing styles, from casual (jeans and shorts) to business attire (slacks, dresses or suits). Come as you are.
No. Church membership is not required to participate in activities at A&M UMC.
We would love to visit with you about becoming a member of A&M UMC. Please contact the church office to schedule an appointment to visit with the pastor. Additionally, you may select "How to Join" on the visitor sign in form and one of the pastors will contact you. Finally, there is an opportunity at the conclusion of each service to come forward and join A&M UMC.
Children are always welcome to participate in church services at A&M UMC. Books and coloring materials are available in the Narthex (entry to the church) for the children to use during the worship service.
A Nursery is available in the Christian Life Center for those children who are happier in a setting where they can play with other children.
The table of Holy Communion is Christ's table, not the table of The United Methodist Church or of A&M UMC. The table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ's love and to lead a new life of peace and love, as the invitation to the table says.
Our Book of Worship says, "All who intend to lead a Christian life, together with their children, are invited to receive the bread and cup. We have no tradition of refusing any who present themselves desiring to receive" (page 29). This statement means that in practice there are few, if any, circumstances in which a United Methodist pastor would refuse to serve the elements of Holy Communion to a person who comes forward to receive.
By Water and the Spirit affirms: "Because the table at which we gather belongs to the Lord, it should be open to all who respond to Christ's love, regardless of age or church membership. The Wesleyan tradition has always recognized that Holy Communion may be an occasion for the reception of converting, justifying, and sanctifying grace."
(The United Methodist Book of Worship. Copyright © 1992 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.)
The music for the traditional services of worship is selected from traditional hymns with organ accompaniment. On occassion, special music will be incorporated for the service, including works by Handel, Mozart and other composers. Music ensembles performing during these services include the Chancel Choir, Adult Handbell Ensemble, the Sonshine Children's Choir and occassional soloists and instrumental ensembles from the community.
Ekklesia (Contemorary) Service
The music for the Ekklesia (Contemporary) worship service is led by the Praise Band. Music selections are chosen from modern arrangements of traditional hymns, popular "Top 40" Contemporary Christian Music, original music by members of our own community, and from the wealth of praise music composed in the last thirty years.