Thank you for choosing to spend time with us. As our guest, we would like to encourage you to park in one of the five reserved “Guest Parking” spaces easily accessed from Business 29 on the lower parking lot.
Our Welcome Center is located in our Fellowship Hall and is open between and after each service;
find information about our church family and various ministries and activities for children, youth and adults. The Flame Café is open for fellowship and coffee during this time as well.
Wesleyan Heritage: Sundays, 8:00 a.m.
Our "Wesleyan Heritage" service is a quiet and reflective chapel service. Watch the morning sun shine through the windows, sing the hymns of old that you remember from years past, listen to many talented soloists, and hear Pastor John and Pastor Lauren's message for the day. This service attracts people of all ages (singles, couples, and families) as many find it to be familiar to the style of worship they grew up with. For those that attend on a regular basis, it is a simple, elegant, familiar, warm and comfortable time of worship.
Modern Worship: Sundays, 9:29 a.m.
The 9:29 Service features modern Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) led by worship leader, Denise Pass, and other members of the Culpeper UMC Praise Band. Denise’s heart is that the worship component of the service be “led” and not “performed”, in order to direct all attention not towards man, or the worship team, but to God alone, who is worthy of honor and glory. The format and music is intentionally selected to evoke passionate worship and praise of our LORD, not merely stirring the emotions but challenging the congregation towards a Spirit-filled walk with Christ, repentance, and obedience to His Word.
During the 9:29 service, our pastors deliver the same meaningful message as in the traditional services, yet in a more relaxed, less formal fashion that invites participation and response to God’s calling. The atmosphere is casual and the congregation is encouraged to "come as they are" for this service while at the same time bearing respect to our Holy God. There are no rules regarding whether we should sit, stand, raise hands, be quiet, or loudly sing praises while in corporate worship. These things should be decided based on the individual convictions of each congregant as he/she feels the Spirit is leading. The most important thing is that we worship God in spirit (in our hearts) and in truth (in our minds). The 9:29 service appeals to people of all ages, particularly those with children and youth who may choose to attend this service as a family.
Celebration: Sundays, 11:00 a.m.
Music is led by the choir, and many services include the handbell groups, children and youth choirs, instrumental selections and many talented soloists. Each Sunday Pastor John and Pastor Lauren deliver a meaningful and powerful message (the same message that was shared at the other services). The word that best describes this service is "excellence." From the music to the message, and even the beautiful architecture of the building, it is a time of incredible worship as many people join together to worship and experience God's grace.
Being filled with the Spirit is evidenced by a life that overflows with the Word of God in such a way that it spills over in praise, thanksgiving, and obedience to God. “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4, NIV). And further, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” (James 1:22, NIV). Upon that biblical instruction, contemporary music selections are made that reflect and reveal the truth of God’s Word, usher in the presence of the Holy Spirit, invite the congregant to marvel at the author of all truth and prepare the listener to receive the message of truth as delivered by our pastors.