What to Expect

You should expect to be greeted and welcomed on your first visit. We strive to be friendly people who are ready to help you find your way without overwhelming you. And whether you’ve been to a church before or not, we hope you’ll find that the worship service is simple to follow, the teachings are meaningful, thoughtful and relevant to your life, and there are no insider secrets. In fact, our church wants to connect with visitors like you, and we strive to everything that we can so that at the end of the service, you’ll want to come back. For the time being we are having to take additional steps to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. 

Our worship style is traditional in nature and our teachings are based our Scripture, Reason, Tradition, and Experience. We are part of the United Methodist denomination, the second largest Protestant denomination in America, and we uphold our heritage by pursuing ministry in keeping with this tradition. We seek to be generous in spirit, broadminded, devoted to Jesus Christ, and wholly surrendered to God. We strive for personal holiness by inviting people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.

We have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion. We are “people of the Book,” whose faith is firmly rooted in and built upon the scriptures. We hold the Bible to be divinely inspired and are committed to live by its words and we recognize the Bible was written by people who heard God in the light of their own cultural and historical circumstances.

We believe the goal of the Christian life is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. We strive to be emotionally and intellectually engaged in our faith. We value passionate worship, relevant preaching, small groups to hold Christians accountable to one another, and serving those who are in need. We value the spiritual disciplines and take a “methodical” approach to growing in the faith. United Methodists value the full participation of women and men, people of all backgrounds in every facet of fellowship and leadership within the church and society.

This is our heritage, and it continues to shape Temple Hall United Methodist Church in every area of our ministry.