At FUMC-Rocky Mount, we have three worship services on Sunday mornings: 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. While each service is different, we believe that in every worship opportunity, God is to be glorified and encountered in a deep and profound way. We participate in the sacrament of communion on the first Sunday of the month in each service.
8:30 Service - Traditional
The 8:30 Service takes place in our chapel. The music and hymns are led using the Virginia Lea Ferebee Memorial Organ. While the style of worship is traditional, it is a very intimate and personal service with a warm and close-knit feel. Instrumental and vocal soloists provide special music for the chapel service.
9:00 Service - Contemporary
The 9:00 Service takes place in our fellowship hall. This worship experience includes more contemporary music led by our music leader and band and is more informal in nature and structure. This energetic service is highlighted by the reading and preaching of God's Word, all integrated with songs to help people connect to Christ. Many people who do not feel as comfortable or have experience in a traditional church setting have found this service meaningful. This service broadcasts live each Sunday morning via our YouTube channel.
11:00 Service - Traditional
The 11:00 Service takes place in our sanctuary. The clergy, choir, instrumental and vocal soloists, children’s choir, and occasionally our church orchestra and adult handbells lead hymns, liturgies, anthems and other acts of worship. The hymns and service music are primarily led using our Goulding and Wood pipe organ, as well as other instruments. We consider our 11:00 service to be reverent and highly liturgical, meaning our robed choir processes with our robed clergy each week led by the crucifer. Sermons, anthems and hymns center around a scriptural theme for the week--often a sermon series.