We will do our best to make sure you feel welcome at Bashford! Please go to our ”I’m New” page if you’d like to see our official welcome statement. Please let us know if you experience ways in which we can better live into this statement.
Worship serves are offered on Sundays. The 8:45 service has traditional liturgy and music. The 10:30 service is blended in terms of traditional and contemporary aspects. There is also a time specifically for kids in this second service, though they are very much welcome at either.
Please let an usher or greeter know if you need accommodations related to a disability. If there is something we can better do to meet your needs, please let us know.
There is no dress code at either service. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. Some people prefer to dress formally while others prefer to dress casually.
Kids are definitely welcome in worship! There is a specifically designated children's time during our 10:30 service. For either service we have worship activity bags for our younger kids. The ushers can help you find these before the service begins if you are interested. Children are not only the future of the church--they are part of the church today!
You do not have to give any money to worship. Contributing an offering is optional. Those who give support our ministries locally and globally.
Loose change and specific missions giving go to different important causes/organizations each month. Past monthly missions recipients include Pine Lake United Methodist Camp, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, and Emerson Elementary School. The missions committee determines the recipients for our monthly missions giving.
In between our Sunday services is a time called “Mid-Session”. There are snacks and refreshments in our fellowship hall. Feel free to stick around or come early to get to know fellow worshippers. Sunday Conversations also meets during this time, from 9:50-10:25. Sunday Conversations is a low-key discussion group anyone is always welcome to attend. There is always an interesting and relevant topic, such as something going on in the United Methodist denomination more broadly.