FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Thinking about getting back into church? Never been to one? Just moved to town? Or maybe just surfing the net out of curiosity? We understand that your first time at church, any church, brings questions and some anxiety, especially if it's been along time (or never) since you've been to a church. Maybe some of these frequently asked questions will help you make your first visit much easier.
What is it like at Sugarloaf?
Sugarloaf was founded
by a small group of committed Christians who wanted to provide a dynamic
worship service for people who "don't do church". This is not
your grandma's church. The environment is casual, the buildings are
comfortable, the music is upbeat and uplifting and the message is practical and
relevant to today's lifestyle, not a history lesson from 2000 years ago. We
believe Jesus is alive today, and you can find him here.
What do I wear? We don't care what you wear. There is no dress code. We want you to be comfortable because we are more concerned with meeting your real life needs, not what you wear.Everyone will dress for comfort so you will see anything from suits and ties to jeans and tees. We don't care how you come, just come.
What is the main thing? What is your purpose? The bottom Line? In a sentence, what are you all about?
In a sentence, we are about being a community of believers and followers of Jesus Christ, who strive to always Worship (God), Grow (our lives) and Serve (the world) in everything we do. We focus a lot on having a mission approach to serving others, but also put great stock in growing in the word and growing in relationship with Jesus.
Do I bring my kids with me to the worship service, or is there something special for them?
Boy, is there something special for them! Sugarloaf Nursery, Sugarloaf Preschool, Sugarloaf Kids and Student Life all offer the most incredible worship programs, designed especially for their age groups in a fun, dynamic interactive way that will make your kids and teens want to come back, even before Sunday. That's why we offer even more incredible ministries on Wednesday evenings for kids and Middle & High schoolers.
Sugarloaf is a United Methodist Church and I'm not United Methodist. Can I still attend?
We are a United Methodist Church, but that's not the main thing. The main thing is that we are Christian; believers in Jesus Christ. We study his word and we live our lives according to his teachings. Everyone who loves and believes in Jesus Christ is welcome here. You do not need to be a member of this church to participate in any of the ministries or programs that are offered. Everyone is welcome.
Who do I contact about baptizing my children?
The baptism ceremony is a very special part of
any worship service, so we want to schedule it at the best time for all of your
friends and family to be present. Parents of the child(ren) should be
MEMBERS of the church and in regular attendance. Most baptisms are
scheduled on the 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month, so as to not conflict with
other celebrations like communion services and new member services. To
schedule a date and time for the baptism, please fill out a baptism scheduling request
and we will be in touch with you to secure a date and time that works best for