WELCOME to CALHAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Calhan UMC December 2020
“Our purpose, as disciples of Christ, is to worship God by reaching out to and serving others, being kind, generous and nurturing, while creating a place of refuge and serenity for all people.”
The Bible teaches that “Love does no harm to its neighbor” (Romans 13:10). Therefore, we follow all CDC and MSC and Church Mutual guidelines about safe sanctuaries, health and hygiene practices, and the recommendations to wear masks and keep physical distance. Our finance committee leaders are bonded, and our Christian educators have all had and cleared background checks.
WHEN YOU VISIT
We dress casually, have ADA compliant accessible facilities. We usually sing traditional hymns like “Blessed Assurance” and “It Is Well With My Soul” and “How Great Thou Art” to upbeat piano music. Everyone is invited to stay after the service, to visit with the pastor, meet as committees, and engage in ministries around the church. We enjoy each other’s friendships in an informal, unhurried time, usually accompanied with light refreshments, potlucks, and other celebrations as the Christian calendar indicates.United Methodist Hymnal
Children are welcome to stay during our hour-long worship service. We love the presence and sounds of children and families in worship together. We love to “pass the peace” mid-way through the service. We have a show-n-tell children’s time usually in the first half of worship service (so folks whose children might need to leave early can still participate). We also have private areas and play areas in and near the sanctuary in case you and your child need to at any time retreat and regroup! Adult Sunday School is at 10a.m. in the fellowship hall. Children’s Sunday School is downstairs also at 10a.m. during the school year.Jesus, Matthew 19:14
Worship for everyone begins at 11a.m. In-person services have resumed! Given our individual and unique health concerns, some people will still choose to wear masks and need to physically distance in the sanctuary. “In essentials, let there be unity. In nonessentials, diversity. In all things, charity.” We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of each month at what we United Methodists call “an open Table”. That means, ALL ARE WELCOME to participate, or not, according to whatever your conscience dictates.Sacraments