What to Expect

**New COVID-19 WORSHIP GUIDELINES UPDATE – July 11, 2021:

9:15 Service in the Sanctuary – No number restrictions or distancing required.

Masks are optional in this service if fully vaccinated.
We ask that you continue to wear a mask if you
have not been fully vaccinated.

Congregational singing is now permitted!

10:30 Service in the Fellowship Center – No number restrictions or distancing required.

Masks are optional in this service if fully vaccinated.
We ask that you continue to wear a mask if you
have not been fully vaccinated.

Our Café will be open with coffee and tea (no food initially).  Feel free to enjoy a time of fellowship indoors or outside on patio.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us:  info@sanctuarychurch.org.

FACEBOOK LIVE Continues….For those who prefer, Sanctuary offers LIVE worship on Facebook every Sunday at both 9:15 and 10:30 a.m.  Use the link below to worship with us:  https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryumcnw/

At Sanctuary Church, you can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere where the overall attitude is laid back and there is a sense of community. We are a family that is always eager for new friends to join or even just visit for the week. You can select from either services and experience differing styles.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to give money?

We believe that we are a blessed people and we want to give back to the Lord, but no one is obligated to give.

Do I have to get all dressed up?

We encourage you to dress in whatever way that you are comfortable.  We tend to have a more casual vibe in our second service, but in both of our services we embrace a casual “family style” atmosphere.

Is there music?

Yes!  We believe music is a vital component of the worship experience.  Sanctuary is tremendously blessed with gifted musicians.  In our sanctuary, during our first service, we have a wonderful organist along with other talented musicians to lead us in the singing of hymns and worship songs.  We also have a bell choir and Chancel Choir who regularly share their musical talents during the service.  Our second service, held in our Fellowship Center, has it’s own unique musical identity and is lead by our praise team, comprised of gifted vocalists and musicians.

Does someone stand up front and talk for a long time?

We are a Bible based church and as such, the message given each week is based on a Biblical reference.  The message is typically about 20 minutes and designed to help people understand the “word” in a way that makes it relatable and personal, often through story telling and illustrations.

Are people going to talk to me?

We will welcome you and introduce you to others.  Visiting a church can feel awkward, and we understand that.  We won’t draw attention to you, ask you to stand up and introduce yourself, or anything else that will make you feel uncomfortable.  If you care to share your contact information, we have a Welcome Card for you to complete so we can connect with you.  We want you to enjoy your visit and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

What if I want to get involved?

Like all churches, the pandemic forced us to suspend many activities.  With the use of Zoom we have been able to continue with Bible Studies and Small Groups and are now introducing more in-person options.  Plans are underway to resume many of our group activities.  We look forward to each step towards a return to “normalcy”.  For the latest information about what is happening here at Sanctuary, pick up a copy of our “Get Connected” flyer at the Welcome Desk.