Small group ministries help “for nurturing faith, building Christian community, and equipping people of all ages for ministry in daily life…and are offered so that people encounter God’s redeeming love for the world and respond by participating in God’s action in the world…they may concentrate on teaching and learning, fellowship, support, community ministries, and accountability. Members of small groups will build their knowledge of the Bible, the Christian faith, The United Methodist Church, and the societal context in which the church finds itself. In addition…[small group ministries] including the church school shall provide people with opportunities for practicing skills for faithful discipleship, including but not limited to worship, faith sharing, the creation of new faith communities, spiritual discernment, Bible study, theological reflection, prayer, community building, service with the poor and marginalized, and advocacy for peace and justice.
Our Children's Church
Every Sunday 11 AM
Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me (Matthew 19:14).” We promote children actively participating in our worship service every week. For example, children are encouraged to assist with the lighting of the candles and processions, handing out of bulletins, ringing the church bell, and singing. We also have weekly children’s sermons, or “Time with Young Children,” during our worship service including prayer prior to the children be led out into children’s church for age appropriate lessons and activities. During Holy Communion the children are led back into the sanctuary to participate in the Lord’s Supper. We have a “Safe Sanctuary Policy” and two adults at all times with the children during children’s church. The focus of our teaching is “catechism,” or instruction for children, pertaining to the fundamentals of Christian faith such as an understanding of Baptism, Holy Communion, the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, and Jesus’ call for us to love God with our whole, heart, mind, soul and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Our Love Feast
Every third Wednesday 6pm.
An apostolic tradition of sharing a common meal, hymns, prayer and testimony with brothers and sisters in Christ's love and grace.
Our Food Pantry
Every Second Wednesday, 4pm.
Every Fourth Sunday, 10am.
We are an agency partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Feeding America. This outreach ministry helps us extend the communion of God with those in need in our neighborhood. Please come join us in this vital ministry to both be feed and to feed others spiritually and physically. We need volunteers so call the church office or just come by!
Spartanburg Urban Missions
Spartanburg Urban Mission is a new church plant of the SC Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church as of June 24, 2015. We are actively expanding a Church and Community Engagement process throughout the city of Spartanburg in large scale collaboration. Our pursuit is Holistic Christian Community Development and the approach will be the establishment of a Community Development Corporation (CDC) now being organized. Our focus is leadership and labor development through discipleship with those living in neighborhoods of poverty. Our investment will be in people to support, empower, and work in relationship with in order to transform people and places through the equipping of the saints for God's mission. God's mission for us is to proclaim and live the gospel of Jesus Christ out into the world inviting others to share in the abundance of God with God's people and to make God's name great. Please contact us to learn more.