Worship

Worship is a time when we praise God and seek to focus on God and what God desires for us in our lives. Worship is at the center of all our community life as United Methodists, whether on Sunday morning, small groups, children and youth ministry, committee and board meetings.

Sunday morning worship is neither wholly “traditional” nor totally “contemporary,” yet our worship is at the same time both. The emphasis is on variety, and we seek to make use of the best elements of all styles in accord with the gifts and talents of the people who participate. We encourage people to get involved in worship using the gifts that God has given them, and there are numerous opportunities to become involved in and serve at worship.

Sunday Worship at Plover – 8:45 AM
Waffle Church at Point – 9:00 AM (The first Sunday of the month)
Sunday Worship at Point – 10:15 AM

Click here for previous Worship Service sermons

What to expect, what we offer, such as…

  • Interactive services
  • Traditional worship styles with contemporary elements
  • Scripturally informed messages
  • Traditional and contemporary music
  • All are welcome at The Lord’s Supper
  • Prayer for community concerns
  • Nursery for infants through 4 years of age
  • “Cry Room” for parents with babies
  • Activity Bags for children in worship
  • Hearing assistance
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Large print bulletins

During the Week
Prayer is viewed as a central ministry of our church. Members and friends of The United Methodist Church are encouraged to worship and pray regularly in their daily lives.

  • We encourage the congregation to use devotional materials. Copies of the following are made available:
    • For adults, regular and large print copies of The Upper Room are available free of charge bi-monthly (Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-Jun, etc.). It may also be received electronically for a small subscription fee by email and on your Android and Apple phones
    • For Children 8-12 years, Pockets magazine
    • For Youth, devozine: for teens and by teens
  • You may contact the Prayer Chain if you have a prayer request.
  • Our Sanctuary and Chapel are open when the church is open, although sometimes they may be in use by others.
  • Prayer Shawls and Prayer Quilts are given when a person needs to have a concrete experience of being “wrapped” in the prayers of the church.
  • Other written and electronic devotional resources that you may find useful include:
    • Sight Psalms – a visual, photo electronic daily devotion
    • Alive Now – a bi-monthly 48-page magazine that focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life
    • Weavings – a quarterly journal of articles for clergy, lay leaders, and all engaged in seeking a deeper life with God through formation in the mind, heart, and word of Jesus Christ
    • Visit The UPPER ROOM website for more titles

Our pastors welcome you to talk with them about your unfolding faith journey and your spiritual needs.

Prayer Needs and the Prayer Chain
We at The United Methodist Church view prayer as a central ministry of our church. At any time you or someone you know is need of prayer, contact Pastor Howard, Associate Pastor Hyejung or the church office with your prayer joys and concerns and ask for prayers by our congregation’s Prayer Chain.
Church phone: 715-344-3557.

Music at St. Paul’s

Ways to Serve in Worship

Collection of Teachings

About Us

The United Methodist Church, in Stevens Point and Plover, has been growing disciples for Christ since 1856. Christ is the center of our congregational life. The church, its members and friends, have been and are now vital contributors to the fabric of our community where  they work, play, go to school, volunteer. In all things, we seek to have Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. We believe that we have inherited a great faith legacy from Christian brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, neighbors, friends and faithful strangers that have gone before us. That faith legacy calls us to mature in our faith, to find ways to act justly and to serve those in need.

Stevens Point location

600 Wilshire Blvd
Stevens Point, WI  54482
Phone: 715-344-3557

Plover location

2820 Plover Springs Dr
Plover, WI  54467
Phone: 715-344-9192

 

Mission Vision Core Values logoOur Mission, Vision and Core Values

MISSION STATEMENT
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

VISION STATEMENT
We are empowered by the Holy Spirit and enriched by our traditions
to move boldly into a shared future where all people are invited to
connect to Christ,
cultivate faith together, and
commit to serve as life-long followers of Jesus Christ.

CORE VALUES
The people of the United Methodist Church create a legacy by living these core values:

  • Maturing Faith – Our spiritual journey together transforms us into faithful followers of Christ.
  • Acceptance – We welcome all persons into our Christian community.
  • Passion – God’s love inspires us to an adventurous life of commitment to ministry.
  • Social Justice – Through God’s love we are a people of compassion reaching out to the world.

 

United Methodist Beliefs

The United Methodist Church is part of a Wesleyan movement that now claims a total of 18 million members of various Methodist churches around the world. There are 8.5 million United Methodists in the United States and one million members of the denomination outside the United States.

The United Methodist Church is part of the church universal. All persons, regardless of race, national origin, status or economic condition are welcome to attend its services, to receive Holy Communion, and after taking vows, to be baptized and admitted into membership.

United Methodist preaching and teaching is grounded in Scripture, informed by Christian tradition, enlivened in personal experience, and tested by reason.

More about the United Methodist Church:  Beliefs, in Wisconsin, and the World.