What to Expect at New Salem United Methodist Church

When You Enter– Someone will greet you at the door and offer you a copy of the church bulletin which gives instructions for worship and details about church activities. Most worship services last about 60 minutes or a little longer when we serve communion. If you need to leave during the service, just slip out discreetly.

Seating– Take any vacant seat you like or our greeters will be glad to assist you. They can direct you to restrooms or other facilities.

Song Books and Bibles– These are in the pocket of the seat in front of you. Most songs are from The United Methodist Hymnal, but some songs are from The Church Hymnal

When to Sit or Stand– If you are not sure, just follow everyone else or remain seated throughout the service. Don’t feel obligated to join in all of the group responses or songs, but feel free to. There is no right or wrong way.  You may remain seated whenever you like.

Offerings– As a visitor, we don’t expect you to finance the church. Don’t feel embarrassed to pass the plate along without contributing, but you are welcome to contribute if you wish. Many members mail in their contributions or give them at different times, so you won’t be the only one passing the plate.

Guest Register– Please take a moment to sign the Guest Register on the table in the entry area.

Dress Code – There is no dress code. Some people will be dressed in suits and dresses, other in jeans and sweaters.