Facilities Usage Policy
Frequently Asked Questions
Is There A Nursery?
We offer "children's church" as a part of our Sunday AM services (about 3-10 yrs.) Worship opens with kids sitting alongside family. They're dismissed for children's church just before the offering, and will return prior to the service ending. We welcome smaller children (with all their wiggles and noises) to stay in service. Really...it's ok if they cry. The downtown campus does have have a cry room in the rear of the sanctuary to accommodate nursing mothers or extra fussy infants.
What Do I Wear to Church?
You wear what you are most comfortable in. We have friends that come to church in everything from suits and ties to jeans. Come as you are, you will be welcomed.
Can I Take Communion if I'm Not a Member?
You may, as Holy Communion (a.k.a. the Eucharist, the Mass or the Lord’s Supper) is practiced openly at NUMC. We believe that as Christ’s sacrifice was made for all, his table is open to anyone wishing a deeper connection with his grace and church. We generally receive communion by intinction, which means you’ll dip a small piece of bread into the chalice (we use unfermented grape juice rather than wine to be inclusive of kids and folks with an aversion to alcohol) and we have a gluten-free option as well.
What Do You Believe?
We believe that God created all things and loves you very much. We believe God was revealed uniquely through Jesus and continues to be active in our lives through the Holy Spirit. We believe we are saved through faith in Christ, which motivates us to pursue holiness of heart and life, individually and within our community.
We affirm the Bible as our primary authority, which is affirmed by church tradition, reason and experience. We believe diversity is a good thing and that we can learn from one another. In essential matters of salvation we strive for unity, in non-essential matters of opinion we extend liberty, and in everything we endeavor to show loving charity.
Pastor Mitch would love to visit with you individually or give you some reading material if you’d like more specifics on matters of the United Methodist way of discipleship.