Is there a dress code?
No. Come as you are. The Bible encourages modest attire, but no one is ever turned away because of how they are dressed.
Can I take communion at your church?
We believe that it is Jesus Himself who invites us to the table of the Lord. All people who acknowledge Jesus as Lord are welcome to partake. One need not be a member of this church or one of our denominations to participate. Children may partake at the discretion of the parents.
What kind of things do you do in your worship service?
Our 10:15 worship service is a blend of traditional worship with familiar hymns played on a Rogers organ and contemporary praise songs by one of our two praise bands. Communion is generally served on the first Sunday of the month and is passed through the pews. Our Sunday evening Ventus worship service begins at 6:00 pm with a light supper and then moves to the sanctuary for an interactive worship service. We serve communion weekly to one another. Communion at both services is open to all persons who profess faith in Jesus Christ. One need not be a member of our church or denominations to partake.
Who goes to your church?
All people are welcome at Arlington United Church. We have people of all ages in our congregation and we are striving to become multiethnic as well. We recognize that we are all sinners and that we are all at different places in our journey of faith.
What time is your Sunday worship service?
We worship at 10:15 Sunday mornings. In addition, we gather for unstructured prayer time at 5:00 pm Sunday evenings. Also on Sunday evenings, starting at 6:00 pm we come together for a light supper and then join our hearts in worship or study at a service we call Ventus.
How big is the church?
We are a small congregation, averaging about 70 in worship on a Sunday morning. We are multigenerational and are striving to become multiethnic as well.
What is your denomination?
We belong to two denominations: the United Methodist Church and the Evangelical Covenant Church. The United Methodist Church was formed in 1967 with the merger of The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren. John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. The Evangelical Covenant Church was formed in 1885 by Swedish immigrants to the US coming out of the Free Lutheran tradition. Both denominations are Protestant and Trinitarian, meaning we worship God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the sovereignty of God as well as the responsibility of human beings to be obedient to God and to choose to follow Him.