On Sunday mornings throughout most of the year, we offer a worship service in our sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. This service is described as Mid-Century Modern, with organ-led hymns and our choir.
For persons unable to attend in person, we also offer online worship. Click here for more information.
Worship is the time when we honor the God who created us and gives us life. Our morning worship service have three “movements”: gathering, listening, and responding. As we gather in God’s name, we sing, pray, and greet one another. We listen for God’s guidance to be given through the children’s time, the choir anthem or other music, the scripture reading, and the pastor’s reflections. We respond to God’s love through prayer, through offering gifts, and through dedicating ourselves to Christ’s service.
Worship at Brea UMC has a definite plan and structure, but the atmosphere is casual and informal. People dress as they are comfortable, anything from jeans to suits. Music includes traditional hymns, praise choruses, and gospel songs. The goal of worship is that people be drawn into an experience of God’s love and grace. Newcomers are always welcome.
Children come to worship for the first 15 or 20 minutes and have their own special time. Then they are excused to the Sunday School room, where they learn Bible stories, play, read, share snacks, or do projects under the care of trusted adults. At about age 9, children are invited to become acolytes (candle lighters and worship assistants).
We serve holy communion on the first Sunday of every month. The United Methodist tradition is to use grape juice (rather than wine) so that we might include children as well as those working to maintain sobriety. Everyone is welcome to share in communion; membership is not required.