what to expect
We're so happy you're joining us for worship at Platte City United Methodist Church. Every church is different, and even if you've attended worship at a United Methodist Church before, we want to make sure you know what to expect at ours.
Everyone - and we mean everyone - is welcome here.
You may have had past experiences with or heard about churches that limit the kind of activities you can participate in at church based on your membership status, marital situation, gender, race, sexuality or any number of things.
That's not the case at PCUMC. We welcome every person who wants to worship with us, and invite you to join in communion, worship, service and connection.
A Traditional service is offered weekly at 10:00 am.
This service is a "traditional" service, during which we worship through singing hymns, and changing from sitting to standing occasionally. The service starts with an organ meditation, which allows the congregation to get into a worshipful mindset. Then, the pastor leads the congregation in a spoken call and response, which is displayed on television screens to allow for easy participation. Hymns are sung a few times throughout the service, and the worship leader clearly states when the congregation should stand to sing them. The lyrics to the hymns are displayed on television screens and the hymn numbers are provided for worshipers who want to sing from a hymnal.
This service is Livestreamed on the PCUMC You Tube channel and Facebook Live.
The Contemporary is offered Sundays at 5:00 pm. The atmosphere is more casual. Songs are led by a small band. All information is displayed on the screens for worshippers to follow along.
A short coffee time is offered after the 10 am Worship Service. This allows worshipers to get to know each other through fellowship. Light breakfast foods, like donuts, fruit, coffee and pastries, are provided at no cost.
The Coffee Hour is very causal - just grab a plate and join a table.
Families are abundant at PCUMC. Sunday School/Chidren's Church is offered during the 10 am service. However, children are always welcome in the main service, no matter their ages.
The 5 pm Contemporary Service is a Family Worship experience. Children are encouraged to worship with their family.
What to Wear
The traditional service enjoys a very eclectic style; people wear everything from business suits to basketball shorts. You'll find that most men wear jeans or slacks and a collared shirt and most women wear jeans, slacks or a casual dress.
The contemporary service is very casual.
Whatever your attire, you will find that others are dressed both more and less casually than yourself.