At the heart of our life together at Spruce Pine UMC is our weekly Sunday worship. The word "worship" comes from the old English word for "worthy." When we gather to "worship" God, we are declaring that God alone is "worthy" of our praise - and of our lives. As Christians, we gather to worship on Sunday morning because Sunday was the day on which we believe Jesus Christ was raised from the dead in victory.
Our main worship service happens every Sunday morning at 11am.
It includes hymns, prayers, an offering, our choir, a sermon, and a children's message and nursery for small children. Be sure to check out our Welcome Table after the service to learn more about our church.
From May until November we also offer an earlier, slightly shorter worship service on Sunday mornings at 9am.
Our early worship is a little simpler, with less music and fewer elements designed specifically for children, although children are welcome to take part. At our 9am service we also share in Holy Communion each Sunday. Holy Communion is special time when Christians share bread and juice in a reminder of the Last Supper that Jesus shared with his disciples.
Many people interested in visiting our church ask, "How should I dress?" Our answer is, "However you want." Some people in our congregation come to worship wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes. Others enjoy dressing up a little to come to Sunday worship. You are invited to come and worship as you are, in whatever clothes feel most appropriate to you. We believe that what matters to God isn't our outward appearance, but the state of our soul.