Who Are We?
• We’re a group of people of every age, from small children to the elderly.
• We are brand new Christians, people who aren’t yet Christians, and people who have been trying to follow Christ for more than fifty years.
• We include poor unemployed people, working folks, students, professional folks, and retired folks, single moms, divorced people, recovering addicts, married people, well-educated people and people who didn’t finish high school.
• We are people who listen to all kinds of music, who have fun in all kinds of ways, and who don’t all like the same style of worship.
• We are all here because we feel like we belong. Some of us are very conservative and some are very liberal.
• We have about 250 members, and on a typical weekend we have two very different worship experiences, with a total of about 110 people. A lot of people who come to Prince of Peace say that they feel it’s small enough to feel like you matter but we have some good programs that they’re looking for.
• We are an United Methodist Church. That means that we are connected to all the other United Methodist churches in the country, and that we have a serious commitment to service programs that are national and international.
What to Expect?
Most people visiting a church come first to check out one of the worship times. At Prince of Peace we have two different worship times and the worship styles are different. Check out the Worship selection under "Our Church" top tab above.
• We know that the first time you’re here you might want to sneak in and out without anyone noticing. But we’re going to try to get to know you a little bit, if you give us the chance.
• You won’t have to stand up in the middle of worship and have everyone look at you. But there is a time when everyone gets up and says hello to each other for a minute in the middle of each worship time.
• People also tend to hang around in the lobby area for a while before and after worship. That’s an important time to get to know people, so we have coffee and cookies.
• It’s really important to us that you not only come to worship, but that you have a chance to become part of the community.
• If you let us know who you are, we’ll be in touch later to thank you for coming. We really are glad to see you.
• Usually the pastor talks during worship and usually it’s about fifteen minutes. We try to avoid churchy lingo, and focus on how to live the faith and have your life changed now. You’re not going to be condemned or judged during worship, but hopefully you will be challenged.
• The rest of worship is singing and praying. The style and the number of songs depends on which service you come to.
• Worship lasts about an hour, sometimes longer (up to 1 hr 20 mins), occasionally shorter.
• If you decide to check out one of our adults classes or small groups, we promise to make you feel welcome, and to make sure you will be included if you want to be.
• Children’s Sunday classes are downstairs. Sunday school starts at 9:15 for children through elementary ages. Our nursery is also downstairs. They're staffed with paid attendants and volunteers working together.