FAQ’s

FAQ

When do you meet?

Our Sunday morning worship services are held in the worship center at 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Our 10:45 a.m.  Cross Connections service is held in the gymnasium around round tables.

What do you have available for children?

From September through May, we have Sunday school classes at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. At the 8:00 a.m. Sunday services, we offer activity packets and a childrens sermon during the worship time.  At 10:45 a.m., our children are invited to participate in the Happilujah activities in the Sunday school pod with adult supervision and direction.

What will happen when I visit for the first time?

Our hope is that you will find people at the door to greet you, offer you a bulletin and invite you to find a seat in our worship service.  If you need direction to the restrooms,  please ask an usher.  The bulletin helps to give direction to how the worship service is ordered.  Music, responsive readings, Scripture and the sermon are projected on the wall at the front of the worship area.

What do I wear to your services?

Dress comfortably.  Don’t worry about what you wear, just come and experience our community of faith.

How do I get involved?

There are many ways to get involved with Connect Groups offered weekly for adults.  Children and youth have a variety of ministries that happen throughout the year, including the WATCH night (Wednesday At the Church) which is a mid-week ministry during the school year.  A great place to start is by setting an appointment with Pastor Lori to get better acquainted with current events.

What does the United Methodist Church believe?

The best place to find more information about the United Methodist church is at the national website, www.umc.org.

How do I meet the Pastors?

Morton UMC pastors are happy to meet with you during the week! To schedule an appointment, please call the church office, 309-266-7174.

Is your building handicap-accessible?

Yes, our building meets ADA codes for accessibility. We are happy to help meet special needs, especially if you can let us know in advance.  Currently, we do not have sign language at any of our services.

I do not believe in God; am I still welcome? 

Yes, you absolutely are welcome.  We do hope that you’ll be open to exploring your questions about God and wrestling with what you find.

How do I join?

If you are considering membership at Morton UMC, the first step is to attend. Get to know our pastors and staff and review expectations regarding membership.  The second step is to attend a membership class.  Ask JoAnn Kraft or one of the pastors about when the next class will be held.

What is expected of members?

Morton UMC expects the following of its members:  To worship regularly, to continue to grow in faith by participating in a small group study, to serve God with your hands by volunteering in service to the congregation and the community and to give in proportion to your income.