Whether you're an early-riser who embraces a worship experience full of modern touches, or you prefer a more traditional service, Lockhart First United Methodist Church has options for you. We welcome the whole family. We offer Sunday School for all ages, Children's Worship during both services, and we provide nursery care on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights during our Bible study classes, and on request for other church services.
What is the service like?
The Morning Glory Band livens up our early worship service, held in the Family Life Center every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. We trade hymnals for high-tech, making a joyful noise as we sing with the band and follow along together on a big screen.
What should I wear?
Whatever you'd like, comfortable, formal--whatever mood you're in. Jeans are fine!
What if I have children?
The nursery is available for children three and under. Older children are welcome to stay in the service, but they also have the option of attending Children's Church. The whole family can come into the service, and about ten minutes into it, the Pastor will invite the children to come forward for a brief, mini-sermon and then dismiss them to Children's Church. A teacher will escort the kids back to a classroom by the nursery where they will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and activities related to the sermon. On a Communion Sunday, the teacher will bring the children back to the service in time to take communion with their families. On normal Sundays, the teacher will bring the children to meet their families after the service has ended. Children's Church is optional.
What about parking?
Lots of parking available, there are even spots marked for visitors. The early Praise Service is held in the Family Life Center, which looks like a gym and is found at the back of the parking lot.
The stories of the Bible, depicted in jewel-like color on our many stained glass windows, will surround you in the sanctuary as you worship during our conventional service, held every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Our robed choir leads the congregation as we sing God's praises from hymnals, accompanied by piano and organ. Young helpers, called Acolytes, sometimes light the candles on the altar. The service is conducted in the same basic sequence and with the same sermon as the early Praise Service, but the environment and aesthetic are what makes it a Traditional Service. Dress code is still casual. Jeans are fine. Nursery and Children's Church are also available during our traditional service. (For a description, see "What if I have Children?" above.)