If you are new to Providence, the Welcome Desk is the place to find all the answers to your questions! Located just inside the main doors of the church, the desk is staffed by friendly volunteers who are ready to help you choose a Sunday School class to visit, direct you to the sanctuary or help you get a cup of coffee from the Atrium Coffee Bar.
Providence offers two identical worship services every Sunday morning with Sunday School for adults and children in between.
8:30 am Worship child care is provided for infant – kindergarten
9:45 am Sunday School
11:00 am Worship child care is provided for infant – kindergarten
Know where to start before even arriving at Providence UMC. We have parking spaces dedicated to Sunday Morning Visitors in the Providence Road parking lot.
Coffee with Providence Pastors is an informal gathering led by Rev. John Fitzgerald or Dr. Bill Jeffries. Visitors and new members are invited to enjoy fellowship, ask questions, explore membership at Providence and participate in a discussion led by one of the pastors. For more information contact Rev. Stephanie Moore Hand.
To join Providence, each person must attend the two-session Inquirer’s Class of Providence where you will meet our pastors, and discuss pathways to get involved, grow in your faith and to serve God & others. We will also review expectations of membership and answer any questions you have about Providence UMC. We meet on the first and second Sunday of every month from 9:45 am to 10:45 am in the church parlor. For current dates or for more information, contact our Minister of Evangelism and Discipleship Rev. Stephanie Moore Hand.
The first step to membership is the Inquirer’s Class of Providence, and then new members may attend the Spiritual Gifts class. When you attend the Spiritual Gifts Class at Providence, you will learn that God has created each of us with a unique set of spiritual gifts so that we may fill the many needs in our world. This class will not only help you discover where you should serve, but why.
After taking both the Inquirer’s Class of Providence and the Spiritual Gifts Class, each person will identify a small group and serving ministry in which to serve.
Next, you are ready to affirm your faith and commitment to God, the United Methodist Church and Providence UMC during worship.
There are three ways to join Providence UMC. If you are currently a member of another church, regardless of denomination, you can join by Transferring your Membership. If you are not currently a member of another church, you can join Providence UMC by Reaffirmation of Faith or by Profession of Faith. Those who join by Reaffirmation of Faith were once a member of a church but are no longer affiliated with one. Those who join by Profession of Faith have never been active in a church or baptized and are now professing their faith to God for the first time through baptism.
For more information about joining Providence UMC contact Rev. Stephanie Moore Hand.