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Directions to Christ United Methodist Church
100 South Church Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268
We are located on the corner of South Church Street and West Second Street
Please see map below for our location:
Where Do I Park and Where Do I Enter The Church?
We have a parking lot at the rear of the church building with spaces reserved for visitors. Handicapped parking is also available in this lot and on the South Church Street side of the building. Additional street parking is available on Second Street. You are welcome to park anywhere that is convenient for your needs.
There are several points of entry for the church.
From the parking lot: follow the sidewalk (between the brick buildings), turn left and go up the steps, continue straight ahead through Frank Hall, and the Sanctuary is off to the right.
From Second Street: go up the steps, at the top go through the door, and the Sanctuary is off to the left.
From Church Street: use the door closets to Second Street, use the ramp or go up the steps go through the door, and the Sanctuary is straight ahead.
How Often May I Visit And What Should I Wear?
You can visit as often as you like and are able. Membership in the church is not an attendance requirement.
There is no dress code at CUMC. You can wear any clothing that’s socially acceptable and comfortable. Dress clothing (suits, ties, etc.) are not necessary to find faith … you are! We want you to feel welcomed and comfortable.
What Happens During Sunday Service?
Sunday services at CUMC are mostly traditional. Music includes mostly traditional hymns, as well as an anthem by our Chancel Choir and/or special music. We have a Children’s Message/Time near the beginning of our service, after which younger kids have the opportunity to retire to “Nursery” or return to sit with their families. We have a time for prayers and praises, tithes and offerings, and the message. Communion is offered on appropriate Holy days and on the first Sunday of each month, following the message. We close our service with a hymn and a blessing.
Do I Have To Sing, Bring A Bible, Or Give Money?
O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! -Psalm 95:1-2 (RSV)
Singing during service is a way for the congregation to participate in the service and is a great way to worship God. If you’re not comfortable with singing, though, you’re not required to sing during communal hymns.
We have Revised Standard Version bibles in the hymnal racks in every pew for those who need or want one during service.
Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. -2 Corinthians 9:7 (RSV)
Although God loves a cheerful giver, tithes and offerings are not a requirement. Give what you can, when you can, if you can.
What About Receiving Communion?
Holy Communion is that sacrament of the faith where we experience anew the Easter love of God to us in Jesus Christ. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month. Because of the gracious nature of Holy Communion, it is open to all. (You do not have to be a member of our church, a Methodist, or a member of any church to receive communion.) We receive Holy Communion is a variety of ways and each one is meaningful. Christ teaches patience and acceptance, so if you don’t feel comfortable partaking in this most Holy of rituals you are more than welcomed to observe only.
If you have problems moving and would like to receive Communion in your seat, please tell an usher prior to the beginning of Service and it will be brought to you.
What is Methodism?
The United Methodist Church is a 12.6-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds and open doors through active engagement with our world.
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
For more in depth information on Methodism, visit UMC’s:
At What Point Am I Required To Become a Member?
There is no requirement that you become a member of our church. If, however, you feel you are ready to become a member, the first step is to talk with our Pastor. He will explain the process to you and make the appropriate arrangements.