Connections:

Brunch Church &

Sabbath Celebration

Jesus used the dinner table to welcome strangers, befriend the outcast and lonely, and talk about the Kingdom of God. Two thousand years later, strangers and friends are still welcome at Christ's table. Come to the table. Come hungry - for food, for friendship, for a place to experience and share God's love. Come, and be filled.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring anything?

Just yourself. Our wonderful volunteers prepare a meal with as many locally sourced  foods as possible. We eat family style. We always have gluten-free and vegetarian options. We hope you will simply come and enjoy the feast and the fellowship.

Is there child care?

Child care is available from 10:30 until 11 while adults enjoy good coffee and conversation. Everyone is invited to share the feast, and many children are eager to participate in the feast. After the meal the children (through grade 5) are invited to go to Sunday School while the adults enter into a time of intentional table discussion around the day's topic.

What makes Brunch Church worship?

The key elements of worship are all present: We sing music led by the Praise Team, we pray together, we hear scripture and reflect on God's word for today, and we participate in the Lord's Supper.

In addition, we have the opportunity to participate in this worshipful work through table conversation, making connections with one another and with God, and sharing our gifts and talents with one another.

Who can participate in Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper)?

As United Methodists we believe Christ's table is open to all. We believe all who love Christ, all who earnestly repent of their sins, and all who seek to be at peace with God and neighbor are invited to receive Communion. We use grape juice instead of wine. Our bread is typically not gluten-free, but if we are aware of an allergy we are happy to accommodate.

If you have questions or concerns about participating in Communion, or would simply prefer to receive a blessing, please speak to the pastor.

Do you take up an offering?

Yes! And more! In gratitude for all that God has done for us, we place Mason Jars on each table so that, as you feel led, you can give back to God a small portion of all that God has given to you. Any monies collected go to support the mission and ministry of Saxapahaw United Methodist Church.

In addition, we conclude the service with a "marketplace." The marketplace moment is a time for neighbors and friends to exchange small favors of real value with one another. We all have gifts and talents and we all have specific needs, yet, often in community, we are hesitant to offer our gifts and talents to one another or to make specific requests for help. This moment helps us build a new habit of friendly exchange that can be very valuable and it can help us build deeper relationships of trust and love with one another.

Is the coffee really good?

We believe the coffee is the best around. Come, and see what you think! Of course, for those who are not a coffee drinkers we offer a variety of teas. And there is always milk for the children.

Still have questions?

Contact Pastor Sue at seldon@nccumc.org

phone: 336-525-2545

5624 Church Road                        

 Saxapahaw, NC 27340

 

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