3+ Ways to Worship

Worship is where we come to give God our praise and thanks. 

While you may 'get something' out of worship, worship isn't meant for us to consume. 

Worship may inspire us, help us connect, learn, or change us, 

but really its our chance to give ourselves back to God. 

Just like there are nearly 7,000 different languages spoken on Earth, there are many different ways to worship.

We offer 3 ways to worship - or RUMC speaks 3 worship languages (and then occasionally a few more.)

Our 3+ Worship Languages

Here are the main ways we worship: 

  • Traditional - 9am

    This is your classic sit in a pew, linear method of worship. It's held in our sanctuary with organ music, choirs, readings and a relevant message. There is a special kids' message at the beginning of the service - after which children are welcome to return to the people who brought them or go to our awesome children's church. We serve communion every week; participation is optional and everyone is welcome to participate - no exceptions. At communion time, the kids come back to those they came with and it's up to the parents if the kids receive communion.  The service lasts about an hour. Dress is typically business casual, but if you're wearing jeans or a three-piece suit, you'll fit in here. Even though this is a traditional service, we do have a light vibe; many people who grew up in this style of worship find it feels like home, but not as stuffy. 


  • The Gathering - 11am

    The Gathering is our casual service. Its at 11am in our Hicks Hall. We sit at tables with drinks and snacks. This is a "come as you are" type of service. It's got a conversational vibe. You can easily make friends or be a wall flower. Kids are welcome to dance, sing, or scarf down snacks without any judgement. Like our traditional service, a special kids' message is shared at the beginning of the service - after which children are welcome to return to the people who brought them or go to our awesome children's church. We serve communion every week; participation is optional and everyone is welcome to participate - no exceptions. At communion time, the kids come back to those they came with and its up to the parents if the kids receive communion. This service tends to last 60-70 minutes and you can participate at your comfort level. The style of music varies from week to week at this service: everything from acoustic & pop to contemporary & coffee house. Check it out! 

  • Online

    We know not everyone can come to church. Sometime health or schedule just don't make an in-person visit possible. Perhaps you want to preview us before visiting us. You can do that live or through our media archive. We don't have childcare or communion for those who are worshiping at home or on their device - but that would be cool if we could figure that out. Our pastor also offers 2 minute mid-week video messages on our Facebook page. If you need a mid-week boost. 

  • About the +

    We also have other special worship celebrations throughout the year, like drive-thru ashes and coffee on Ash Wednesday or a community Good Friday service, Christmas Candlelight Services, early on Easter, Holy Week, Hub Cluster, and Revive Rochelle. Our Facebook page or weekly e-news is the best way to stay up-to-date on these special services. 

  • *A Word About COmmunion

    Each week at our Sunday Worship Services, we offer communion. It's a remembrance of the Lord's Supper - the meal Jesus told us to celebrate to remember him and to connect us with him and the saints. We believe in this meal that Christ is mysteriously present and that Christ invites everyone -without exceptions - to share in this meal. It's up to you to accept the invitation. This means sinners & saints, adults & children, doubters & the self-assured, everyone is welcome if they so chose. We do communion by intinction.  This means you dip a piece of bread into a cup of unfermented grape juice. We also offer a communion station that is free of gluten, wheat, yeast, dairy, egg, soy, nuts and corn and a separate cup to avoid contamination - our pastor serves that station.