Monroe United Methodist Church
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Shining the light on the hill by connecting with Jesus Christ, connecting with each other, and connecting with the world.

Worship

We have many opportunities for you to volunteer in worship. In our traditional services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., volunteers serve as ushers, greeters, acolytes, liturgists, and sound technicians. Others are involved with hospitality and welcome center, nursery or music programs. Serving in our Contemporary Worship are musicians, vocalists, computer technicians, and hosts.
 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC

At Monroe United Methodist Church, music is an essential feature in all of our services and ministries.  Our musicians and vocalists have many opportunities to serve God through the gift of music.

ADULT CHOIR

The Adult Choir sings at our traditional worship services as well as other occasions. Our choir members are not all trained musicians, and knowledge of music is not required.  The group practices at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the church sanctuary, except for June-August.
 

ADULT HAND BELLS

This new group performs throughout the year in our services of worship. Our bell members are not all trained musicians, and knowledge of music is not required.  The group practices at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings, except for June-August. 
 

ANNUAL MUSICALS

A Christmas musical is presented every December ushering in the Sounds of the Season as we prepare to receive the birth of Christ. The choir and other special musical groups provide inspiration on Palm Sunday as we prepare for the Easter season. For both occasions, the church joins with area vocalists and orchestra musicians presenting major musical events.
 

RE-KINDLED

The Praise Band leads our 9:30 contemporary worship experience. These musicians and vocalists play and sing contemporary praise and worship music and lead the congregation in praising God through singing. Our Praise Band practices at 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays in Atchley Hall.
 

CHILDREN’S HAND BELLS

This new group performs throughout the year in our services of worship. Children range from kindergarten to 6th grade. Music experience is not at all necessary. All children are welcome and appreciated.
 

SPECIAL SERVICES AND EVENTS   

Special services are held throughout the year. Some include: Advent, Multiple Christmas Eve services, Lent services, and numerous others. Other events such as, our Annual Church Picnic and Hanging of the Greens (our preparation for Advent and Christmas), are family events for all to participate.
 

HOLY COMMUNION

This sacrament is often called by other names, including the Lord's Supper, the Last Supper and Holy Eucharist.  The United Methodist Church recognizes only Holy Baptism and Holy Communion as sacraments because they were the specific acts ordained by Christ.

In Holy Communion, we remember and proclaim God's saving work through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We are reminded again of the gifts of God's grace and forgiveness given to each of us.  In the United Methodist Church, Holy Communion is open to all persons.  You do not have to be a member of Monroe UMC to participate.

Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month at all services. Communion is often provided at other special services and regularly to our homebound.
 

HOLY BAPTISM

The sacrament of Holy Baptism is a Covenant between an individual and God.  It is God’s Word to us, proclaiming our adoption by grace and our word to God, promising our response of faith and love. We welcome your inquiry about the Sacrament of Baptism and we look forward to assisting your family with planning this special day.  It is our desire to make your baptism a most memorable occasion. We recognize three modes of baptism including Immersion, Pouring, and Sprinkling
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USHER AND GREETER MINISTRY

Join our remarkable team of usher and greeters, volunteering with a smile once a month (or more) at one of the various worship services.  This important ministry involves handing out bulletins, directing congregants to their seats, and passing offering plates during worship.
 

WEDDING MINISTRY  

The Pastor and staff of Monroe want to help make your wedding spiritual, significant and special.  The following guidelines were created to assist you in planning your wedding at Monroe United Methodist Church. For more information contact our church office at 513.539.7290.
 

WORSHIP RECORDING MINISTRY

Our 10:45 traditional service of worship is recorded on a weekly basis. Homebound and others disconnected from the service that week have an opportunity to participate through this great ministry.  Please visit our Media page in order to listen to previous Sermons, including this past weeks.