Worship

Worship

Worship Services & times

Contemporary Worship at 9:30 am
Our contemporary service, held in the chapel, is a casual worship experience that features music provided by our praise band, scripture, a children’s message and a message from the pastor.

         
        

Traditional Worship at 11 am
Our traditional worship service, held in the Sanctuary, blends traditional liturgies with creative worship elements including our sanctuary choir, organ, instrumental ensembles, scripture and a sermon.

               

Worship in the summer (Memorial day – labor day weekends)

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. One combined service in the Sanctuary with a collaborative music ministry, followed by coffee fellowship in the Wesley Room. 

Opportunities for Children and youth during Worship on Sunday

Children’s Ministry: Learning and Service
We offer a variety of learning and hands-on service programs for children during the Contemporary Service on Sunday mornings. On the 1st Sundays of the month, children may either attend Children’s Chapel after the Children’s Moment or remain in worship with their parents, with children returning to worship for communion. On the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of the month, children may either attend Sunday School after the Children’s Moment or remain with their parents. On 3rd Sundays children participate in our monthly service program so they may serve God by serving people. 

Children’s Music Groups
The Cherubs’ Choir is our youngest choir for children who are age 3 through first grade. The Children’s Choir is for children in 2nd through 5th grade. Visit our music page to learn more.

Middle & High School Youth
Teens meet on Sunday mornings for Sunday school, which is held during the 9:30am Contemporary Service. Teens are also welcome to attend worship with their families or volunteer with our children’s ministry.

Acolytes
Children and youth acolyte each week in the traditional service. 
They wear robes, lead the choir in and light candles on the altar. To sign up, click here.

Serve in worship

Altar Guild
Members of the Altar Guild prepare the altar in the Sanctuary for worship services by caring for and placing the linens, polishing brass and cleaning candelabra. 

Choirs & Music Groups
We have a variety of choirs for different ages. The Cherubs’ Choir is the youngest made up of children who are age 3 through first grade and the Children’s Choir is for children in 2nd through 5th grade. The Praise Band is an adult music group that provides music every week at the 9:30 Contemporary Worship service and features singers along with instruments including guitars, drums, keyboards and flutes. The Sanctuary Choir is our primary vocal chorus and they provide musical leadership at the 11:00 Traditional Worship service, in addition to music offered on organ and piano. 

Communion Stewards
The main responsibility of the Communion Stewards is to prepare and remove the elements (bread & juice) that are used for Communion.

Flower Guild
Flowers for all worship services are purchased and arranged by members of the Flower Guild. Members also do arrangements for weddings, funerals and special events for a reasonable charge. Anyone who is interested can join – no experience necessary. Contact: Lisa Mitchell or Mary Alice Gray. 

Lay Readers
Lay readers are volunteers who are trained to assist in worship by reading scripture and liturgy.

Ushers
A team of ushers and greeters at each service welcomes worshippers on Sunday, assists anyone needing directions or physical assistance and collects the offering. They distribute small red gift bags with literature about the church to first-time visitors.

Tech Team
Both services need people to monitor the sound board and work the slides used during the service. Contact the church office (office@chevychaseumc.org) if interested.  

NURSERY CARE
Nursery Care from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.on Sunday morning – Nursery care for infants through age 2 by experienced childcare workers. Available all morning in Room 212.

Music

Music is an essential part of worship here at CCUMC! We have many opportunities to participate in our ministries for people of all ages and musical backgrounds. The Sanctuary Choir sings every Sunday during the year at the 11 AM traditional service. We sing all styles from Renaissance motets to spirituals to large classical works. Singers of every level are always welcome to join. We rehearse every Thursday night in the choir room from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Contact Tanya for more…