Visitors' Information: What To Expect
We are an open and inclusive community that believes God calls us to lives of worship, prayer, love, and fellowship with all people so that we may share in God's grace together.
There are two traditional worship services on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The 9:00 a.m. worship service is held in our Chapel on the First Street side of our building. The 11:00 a.m. service is held in our Sanctuary at the Mulberry Street entrance.
Both services are traditional-style worship in the United Methodist tradition, enlivened by a conscious balancing of powerful music and dynamic preaching to enhance the worshiper’s experience. Efforts are made to make new visitors who may be unfamiliar with Methodist practices feel more comfortable and included.
Children of all ages are welcome in any worship service. Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to attend Children’s Church immediately following the Children’s Moment in the worship service. Children exit the Sanctuary with our Children’s Director and a volunteer following the Children’s Moment.
Nursery is available for children under age 4 or others who may need special attention or comfort. Our nursery is located on the main floor of our building and an usher or member would be happy to escort any visitors there.
We also offer a worship service sponsored by Macon Outreach at Mulberry on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in our Chapel.
Respect for Human and Civil Rights
The United Methodist Church insists that all persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights protected. The UMC affirms all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God and encourages its members to work toward societies in which each person’s value is recognized, maintained, and strengthened.
[United Methodist Church Policy on the Rights of All Persons]
Mulberry Street UMC's sanctuary is equipped with wheel chair-accessible seating. Upon entering the Sanctuary at the Mulberry St. entrance, a member of Mulberry Street UMC will escort you to an accommodating seat upon request. Accessible parking is located right in front of the doors to the Sanctuary on Mulberry Street. Our wheelchair entrance is located on the left-hand side of the Mulberry Street entrance through our courtyard. The Chapel entrance is on the street level of First Street and is wheelchair accessible.
The communion table of the United Methodist Church is an open table. You do not have to be a member of the church (or any church) to partake. The invitation to the table is an invitation to a personal and lasting relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Everyone is welcome at the table, including persons of all ages. Communion is typically served the 1st Sunday of every month.