Worship is at the core of everything else that we do at Smyrna First United Methodist Church. Every Sunday and at special services throughout the year, we gather to be with God through prayer, word, scripture, song, and message. We celebrate a “Good News” faith that is offered to us by a loving God who cares about each and every person.
There are three Sunday morning opportunities:
8:45 am – Sanctuary
Rev. Barbara Hatchell
God’s people gather for a more traditional worship format, using many styles of liturgy and music. While not an exact duplicate of the 11:00 service, it observes a similar order, that emphasizes our search to become better Disciples of Christ as we gather as one body to lift up our praises, as well as the concerns of our hearts.
8:55 Alive Contemporary Service – 8:55 am -Fellowship Hall
Rev. Steve Lyle
Connect with God through scripture, inspirational and practical preaching, modern praise music and warm fellowship. Our worship experience at 8:55 each Sunday morning has something for everyone. Join us for this heart- centered worship as together we unpack God’s word and learn to apply it to our lives each day. This worship time is led by our pastors and our amazing praise band that create an atmosphere that encourages a heartfelt interaction with our Lord. Join us each week for a special time of connection with Christ. We hope to see you there.
11:00 am – Sanctuary
Rev. Steve Lyle and Rev. Barbara Hatchell
This third service uses many forms of worship styles, and is perhaps best described as a “blended” form that reflects unity in our diversity. Traditional hymns, choruses, the use of congregational creeds and prayers, and many musical styles, come together to lift our hearts toward God each and every week, preparing us for the message that has been laid on the heart of our pastors.
At various times throughout the year, children, youth and adults lead worship services, as all of us are called to bring THE WORD to a world that needs to hear His Message. Children’s Sunday, Youth Sunday, Laity Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Easter Sunday and Advent Season are some of those opportunities.