What to Expect
When and where are services?
Each week at First Methodist Mansfield we offer seven distinct worship opportunities. Each service lasts approximately one hour. We recommend arriving early so you will not feel rushed.
- 6:00 p.m., contemporary service in the Sanctuary
- 8:15 a.m., traditional service in the Sanctuary
- 9:30 a.m., contemporary service in the Sanctuary
- 11:00 a.m., traditional service in the Sanctuary
- 11:00 a.m., contemporary service in the Chapel
- 11:00 a.m., contemporary service in the Loft
- 5:00 p.m., contemporary service in the Chapel
- 6:30 p.m., Celebrate Recovery service in the Chapel
More information about each service can be found here. We also offer live, online worship Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Archived services can be found in the Media section of the website.
Where do I park?
If you are planning to attend one of our Sunday morning services, you will be greeted by one of our friendly Parking Ministry team members who will help direct you to available parking. We have several spots reserved just for first-time visitors.
Ample parking is available on Thursday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
What do I do when I get there?
If you are attending a Sanctuary service, come to the Sanctuary building and look for the Atrium area outside the worship space. Follow the sign to Guest Central. If you are attending a Chapel service, come to the Main Building. In the reception area outside the Chapel, follow the sign to the Welcome Desk. There our staff and volunteers will give you a packet of information about the church, along with a special welcome gift. They will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about the church, direct you to the Children's check-in area, the Student Ministries worship space (The Loft) or to a Sunday School class.
If you have any questions about the church or would like to take a campus tour, contact, Paul Mallory, First Connections Director.
What do I wear?
Dress comfortably. You'll feel right at home wearing anything from shorts, to jeans, to business casual.
Where can I find more info about joining the church?
If you are interested in joining the First Methodist Mansfield church family, there are several opportunities for you to do so immediately following any of our weekend worship services or at the conclusion of our First Connections Class that we offer to introduce our guests into the mission and ministry of First Methodist Mansfield. The following are responses to several of the most frequently asked questions about membership in our church.
Do I have to be baptized to join the church?
All members of the United Methodist Church are baptized Christians, which means that when you come to join, you may do so with a profession of faith which will include a time of baptism. If you have already been baptized, at any age or in any Christian denomination, we recognize and receive your baptism and welcome you into our membership as a transfer from another Christian church. If you or a member of your family would like to schedule a baptism, you may do so by contacting the church office.
What are the expectations of members?
Members of all United Methodist churches are asked to commit to the following categories of Christian living.
- Prayers: Members commit to pray for our church, our community and our world.
- Presence: Members commit to be present in worship and other opportunities where they can grow in their faith.
- Giving: Members commit to financially support the mission and ministry of the church through regular offering.
- Service: Members commit to find a place where they can serve and be a part of the work that the church is doing locally, regionally and around our world.
- Witness: Members commit to living and sharing a life of faith that reflects their commitment to Christ.
What about my kids?
We take very seriously our commitment to partner with families in the process of nurturing children into Christian faith. We believe it is one of the most important things we do as a community of faith. Children who join our church with their families are called constituent members in anticipation of Confirmation, a 10-week class for our 6th graders (or older students who have not been through Confirmation) taught by our pastors where they are introduced to the basics of Christian faith and church membership. At the conclusion of confirmation, these young people are confirmed as full members of our church.
So, what's the next step?
If you have already been baptized, you may join our church family at any time. Please visit Guest Central in the Atrium outside the Sanctuary before or after any of our worship services or the Welcome Desk outside of the Chapel. Our staff and volunteers will be there and will help you with the joining process. You may also join our church family at the conclusion of our First Connections Class.
How can I stay connected to what's happening?
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