Worship

Upcoming Services

Everyone is cordially invited to join us for any or all of our
Holy Week Services:
Palm Sunday is April 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Holy Thursday Service is April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Service is April 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday is April 21st at 10:30 a.m.

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About Worship at Hebron

Hebron’s 10:30 a.m. worship service is a blend of traditional and contemporary elements grounded in our historic church traditions.  Piano, organ, and occasional contributions from talented members on a variety of instruments help to shape this service as does formal liturgy and meaningful and topical sermons.  Altar paraments help set the church season.

A typical worship service at Hebron includes a greeting from the pastor and opening prayer, time for the people to greet one another, scripture readings, silent prayer and meditation, an offering, the Lord’s Prayer, a children’s message, the sermon, special music and hymns, and a closing benediction.

On the first Sunday of each month the congregation participates in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. This is a meaningful time around the Lord’s Table to which everyone is invited. At Hebron we practice open communion, which means you do not need to be a part of the United Methodist Church, or any church, to receive. All who seek Jesus are welcome to participate in the sacrament of communion regardless of your age, race, economic standing, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical condition.  It is our practice to serve communion by a method known as intinction.

Hebron finds great inspiration for today in the timeless and meaningful traditions of the historic Methodist church. Hebron follows the church calendar year inviting the congregation into meaningful seasons of participation including Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Throughout the year, there are  several special services where we recognize and support the work of the church:

  • Human Relations Day (Sunday before the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday) strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth.
  • UMCOR Sunday (fourth Sunday in Lent) Previously known as One Great Hour Of Sharing, this Sunday enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace.
  • Native American Ministries Sunday (third Sunday of Easter) nurtures mission with Native Americans and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians.
  • Peace With Justice Sunday (first Sunday after Pentecost) enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs.
  • World Communion Sunday (first Sunday of October) provides scholarships for U.S. racial- and ethnic-minority students and international students, on both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • United Methodist Student Day (last Sunday of November) furnishes scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities.

Hebron also has special services for Mother’s and Father’s Day, Laity Sunday typically in October and each November honors veterans.

Frequently Asked Questions

What about the kids?  We offer children  opportunities to actively participate  in worship as well as grow in Sunday School, and numerous kid friendly activities.  Learn about HUMC Kids.

What is the meaning of the letters “IHS” engraved on the altar cross?  IHS are the first three letters of the name “Jesus” in Greek.

Why does the church light and extinguish  candles during the worship service?  Candle lighting is in remembrance of Jesus saying, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12).  The presence of the light reminds us of Jesus’ coming into our world and into our lives. Learn more here.