Visit us and feel the love!
We welcome diverse people from all walks of life and pray you’ll join us for a spirit filled Sunday worship experience! We invite you to experience Flemington United Methodist Church in person. We understand that searching for a new church can be a little scary, so whether you’ve grown up in church, never been to church, or are coming back to church, our desire is that you feel welcomed and accepted. We look forward to meeting you and your family, knowing that “nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
What time is the Sunday morning worship service?
We have one worship service at 10:30am where you will hear hymns on organ, contemporary songs on piano and other instruments, and occasional and seasonal offerings from the bell choir, children’s choir, and more!
What is worship at Flemington UMC like?
We worship to give God praise and in hope that in doing so we will encounter the living, active presence of God with us and be renewed. We offer a meaningful worship rooted in this ancient tradition that includes responsive readings, liturgical prayer, and familiar hymns while also making space for the Holy Spirit to reach us through new music, extemporaneous prayer, and other means. We seek to remain open to God who speaks to and through different people in different ways.
Where will my kids go?
We believe strongly that children form their earliest memories of Christian worship before most of us would believe – just staring at the ceiling or hearing people praying and singing hymns can plant deep seeds of faith that will bloom throughout life. With this in mind, children of all ages are invited to begin worship at 10:30am in the sanctuary with their families. After about 15 minutes of prayer, music, and a children’s message, children are invited to follow the Sunday School teachers to our Fellowship Hall.
We are blessed to have an amazing team of teachers and helpers as well as great space for this ministry. We are also large enough that your kids will always have other kids their age to sit and play with but not so big that we won’t learn your names and miss you and pray for you when you are sick or away. We also are able to be flexible to the emotional and spiritual needs of every child.
Are there any COVID-19 precautions I should know about?
Presently, wearing a mask is optional.
What should I wear?
There is no official dress code at Flemington UMC. You will see some people wearing a suit and tie, and some wearing shorts and flip-flops. We are more concerned about the condition of your heart and of your soul than of your clothing.
Will I be asked to give an offering?
As a guest or first-time visitor, know that there is no expectation that you give to support the ministries of the church. As you settle in and potentially pursue membership with Flemington United Methodist Church, you’ll find that giving is an act of worship every bit as powerful as singing, praying, and listening to the scriptures read and the sermon preached. It’s where we get the chance to put our faith into practice by putting God first in our hearts and first with our resources.
Will I be singled out as a visitor?
You will be greeted, welcomed, and made comfortable. Sometimes we get a little excited when we see somebody new – please forgive us. Pastor Ben promises he will not make you stand up, will not draw extra attention to you, or do anything in any way to make you uncomfortable as you visit. You are free to simply come and be in the presence of God, and God remains the center of our attention. You are safe to visit.
Will people pray for me?
Absolutely! We have prayer request cards in every pew and at the back of the sanctuary. You can fill one out and trust that dozens of people will be praying for your concern through the following week.
Does your church take Communion?
Yes, and all are invited to receive the elements. Flemington United Methodist Church follows the understanding of an “open table” as expressed in our liturgy:
Christ invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another.
It’s an invitation grounded in faith in Christ. We take communion by intinction, that is, you will receive a piece of broken bread – the Body of Christ – and dip it into the cup – the Blood of Christ – and in so being fed, receive the grace of God powerfully. We celebrate on the first Sunday of every month and at special services throughout the year. There is always a gluten-free option available for all who desire or require it. Come and be fed!
Who attends Flemington United Methodist Church?
You! The people you care about! Everyone – all – from any walk of life is welcome into the worshiping community of Flemington UMC. We are a multi-generational, multi-cultural community of believers; some are single, some are married, some have kids, some do not, but all – no matter what – are welcome.
Where can I get more information?
On Sunday mornings, ushers and friendly members are always on hand to talk with you and answer any questions you might have about this church. You may also contact the church office at 908-782-1070. We look forward to getting to know you!