Worship

At Pactolus we believe that worship should be an encounter with the Living God.  We believe this is done in a variety of different ways, and as we gather we expect the Holy Spirit to move and rely on it to guide the way we worship.  Some days will be different than others, but you can always expect to come knowing the room is filled with people who want to meet God and be refreshed.

Service Times

Sunday

  • 9:30 a.m. (Sunday School)
  • 10:45 a.m. (Morning Worship)
  • 4:00 p.m. (Spark Children’s Ministry)
  • 4:00 p.m. (Engage Young Adult Study)
  • 6:00 p. m. (Life Lessons Adult Study)

Childcare/Nursery provided during Sunday School/Spark/Engage
Nursery provided during morning worship

Communion

Holy Communion is the highest sacrament of the United Methodist Church.  This sacrament is often called by other names, including the Lord’s Supper, the Last Supper and Eucharist.  The United Methodist Church recognizes only baptism and Holy Communion as sacraments because they were the only 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 communion, we celebrate what God is doing among us and in us.

In the United Methodist Church, Holy Communion is open to all persons.  You do not have to be a member to participate.

For more information visit: http://www.umc.org/site/c.lwL4KnN1LtH/b.2247711/k.C611/Communion_Overview.htm

Baptism

Who tells you who you are?
We receive our identity from others, from the expectations of friends and colleagues, from the labels society puts upon us, and from the influence of family.

To become Christian is to receive a new identity. You no longer allow others to tell you who you are. Christ now claims you and instructs you. A Christian is one who has “put on Christ.”

Baptism celebrates becoming that new person. That is why the church’s ritual begins with putting off the old, renouncing sin and the evil powers of the world, and pledging our loyalty to Christ.

God Initiates the Covenant
We also believe that in baptism God initiates a covenant with us, announced with the words, “The Holy Spirit works within you, that being born through water and the Spirit, you may be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ.” This is followed by the sign-act of laying hands on the head, or the signing of the cross on the forehead with oil. The word covenant is a biblical word describing God’s initiative in choosing Israel to be a people with a special mission in the world, and Israel’s response in a life of faithfulness. The baptismal covenant calls us to a similar vocation.

For more information visit: http://www.umc.org/site/c.lwL4KnN1LtH/b.1697379/k.9027/Baptism_Overview.htm