Worship -- putting God at the center -- is the most important part of our life at First United Methodist, Morehead City. Our worship of God is not limited to a particular hour on Sunday morning! We strive to live in such a way that everything and every moment becomes an offering of worship and devotion to God. And when we come together on Sunday mornings, we pray, sing and grow closer in fellowship to one another and to God. Sunday Morning Worship is the primary place when we connect with the God who creates us, loves us, forgives us and empowers us. Recognizing that not everyone worships in the same way, we offer three services each Sunday in two distinct styles.
Sunday morning services at 8:30 and 11:00 offer a more formal atmosphere, with music provided by the chancel choir at the 11:00 service. A full Holy Communion service is celebrated monthly at both services.
Sunday Morning Contemporary Worship Service (called The Rise) at 9:45am is a service of with a more informal atmosphere, casual dress and a praise band. It begins at 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall, adjoining the Wallace Building. A full Communion service is celebrated monthly during this service as well.
On scheduled Tuesdays, we have Holy Communion services at the FUMC Campus, on the second floor, at 6:30pm. At least one time a month, we celebrate a worship service of Holy Communion with the residents of Brookdale, formerly Carolina House, at 6:30pm.
Our Church Campus can be a bit overwhelming, if you have never been here before. Here is a picture of the campus, located between 9th and 10th Street. Sunday worship is in either the Sanctuary or the Fellowship Hall. The Early Learning Center is located on the bottom floor of the Arendell Building. The Atrium is where much of our fellowship happens. Small Groups primarily happen on the 2nd floor of the Arendell building, in the Wallace Building, or in the Fellowship Hall. Parking: It helps to know where the parking lots are, before getting to the Church Campus. We have two conjoined parking lots on Bridges Street, beside the Church, and we also have one beside the Fellowship Hall. If these are filled up, most businesses (on either side of the Church, on Arendell Street) allow church members to park there, during worship.