WHAT TO EXPECT
What should I wear?
EFUMC is a "come as you are" church, meaning there's no strict dress code. It's not unusual to see someone in a shirt and tie sit beside someone in shorts and flip flops. Don't let your wardrobe keep you from worshiping with us. Come as you are!
Is there something for my children?
We love kids! For children under 5, there is nursery care available during Sunday services from 9:00AM to noon.
For school age children, we have Sunday School at 10:00AM. Learn more about our Children't Ministry here.
For youth, grades 6-12, we have youth group every Sunday at 5:00PM and many opportunities to serve the community and others in need. Learn more about our Youth Ministry here.
Every summer we hold a fun filled Vacation Bible School, too. Check our events page for dates and information.
Can I take communion there?
Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month and at special services like Christmas Eve and Easter.
Our communion table is open to all. You do not have to be a member of our congregation, of the United Methodist denomination, or have had special preparation to receive this gift from God.
Of course, you always have the option to abstain from communion if you prefer to do so.
What happens during communion?
In our congregation, we usually take communion by "intinction," which means that the congregation goes to the front of the church to receive a piece of bread which they then dip into the cup and eat.
The people offering communion may say, "Body of Christ broken for you," and "Blood of Christ shed for you," or something similar. You may respond with "Amen," or make no response, whichever you prefer.
We use grape juice instead of wine.
If you need to remain seated for any reason and would still like to receive communion, let the ushers know as they move down the aisles and communion will be brought to you at your seat.
What if I'm not a United Methodist? Can I still attend classes and volunteer?
Jesus wasn't United Methodist either! Our small groups, programs, and outreach projects are open to you, your neighbor, and your neighbor's friend. Learn about our service opportunities here. You might be surprised at how many of our members were previously part of other denominations and faith traditions but now choose EFUMC as their church home. All are welcome!
How do I get there?
We are located at 3707 W. University Drive, at the corner of Mon Mack and TX-Hwy 107 in Edinburg, TX. See you soon!