Our Approach to Sunday Services
Our regular Sunday Service begins at 10:00AM (PST) in the main sanctuary.
Times of special services will vary depending on the occasion.
Worship at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church is a blend of contemporary and traditional styles. We come together each week to celebrate what God is doing in our lives, and what God is doing in the world. We create community through prayer, laughter, and experience of the Holy. Our music glorifies God whether it is written by Handel, Andrew Lloyd Webber, or is a gospel tune.
For Methodists, communion is the time to remember the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; to experience gratitude for Christ and unity with other believers; and to be strengthened to go out and serve others. We celebrate open communion, which means all are welcome to celebrate communion. While children may not understand the full meaning of this sacrament, they are invited to share in it as a part of God’s family. Communion is usually offered on the first Sunday of each month.
Our communion elements are composed of grape juice and bread, We also have a station for those requiring a gluten-free option.
We believe baptism is one of the two sacraments of the Church; the other being Holy Communion. As with Jesus’ baptism, we believe this sacrament to be an initiation into the God’s redeeming love and care. This sacrament is open to all who seek to be on this life long journey with Jesus.
Baptism is a corporate act done in the context of the gathering of the Church, usually during Sunday worship. There is no one method for baptism, although baptism in our sanctuary is done by sprinkling.
If you are interested in baptism either for yourself or a family member, please contact our Pastor.
Corporate worship is central to the life of Walnut Creek United Methodist Church. It is the event and experience out of which grow all of out other activities. Our Christian Education, Outreach, Fellowship and programming all are rooted in the times we gather to worship God. Worship at Walnut Creek United Methodist is relevant, warm, varied, contemporary, balanced, and characteristic of the United Methodist traditions. Its focus is on God. We come together each week to praise God, to pray, to proclaim God’s word, and to make our promises to be God’s people during the rest of the week. We observe the calendar of the Christian year. With its roots in the Bible, this cycle took its basic shape in the early church and continued to develop over the centuries. Each season has its particular emphasis and significance. The calendar includes Advent, Christmas, Christmastide, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Eastertide, and Pentecost. In addition, other special Sundays are celebrated throughout the year.