Worship is the most important hour of the week for a Christian. It is our opportunity to show God our love and devotion, experience His grace in our lives, encourage one another, be inspired by song and word, and gain guidance for life through God's Word read and spoken. Our service typically lasts an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes. We start with dynamic praise and worship songs led by a team of dedicated musicians and singers. Our hope is that all will feel comfortable singing along. You are free to raise your hands in praise or receive God's grace with them by your side. Most people stand as we praise, but you are welcome to sit as well.
God's Word is at the heart of our worship. The Bible is read and preached with full expectation that God's Word is powerful, authoritative and makes things happen in our lives. Preaching is meant to be understandable, practical, and inspiring. We at Shiloh are authentic people struggling with the usual problems of life who have found God to be our help in things practical and spiritual.
Prayer is a vital part of our worship. No service is complete without prayer that God be at work in our individual lives. We have a prayer wall for those needing special prayer that you are welcome to visit to leave requests or pray for others. The pastor typically invites those who need to pray with him to come during the response time.
We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month. God is our host as we receive the bread (regular and gluten free) and cup (grape juice). During communion we remember what Christ has done for us, anticipate the future He has planned for us, and meet Christ in our present life. As Methodists, we practice open communion, which means all are invited to receive God's sacraments. If you do not wish to participate in communion, simply stay in your seat as others go forward.
An offering is taken every Sunday to support our ministries at Shiloh UMC. Our members and constituents support all aspects of the life of our church through their faithful and generous giving. As a guest, please do not feel obligated to give when you visit Shiloh. If you do choose to give, you will receive a record of giving for tax purposes if you mark your giving by using a check, electronic giving, or through an envelope with your information on it.