Several United Women of Faith circles meet monthly: some at the church, some at members' homes, and some in other locations. Please contact the church office @ 863-682-8191 or collegeheightsumc.org for the monthly schedule.
We offer several opportunities to assist in worship, including acolytes, chancel assistants / communion servers, liturgists, ushers, and greeters. View these videos to learn more.
Anyone, from grade 4, is eligible to be an acolyte.
Training begins with instruction in the proper procedures for lighting and extinguishing candles, and the symbolism and traditions found in those procedures.
As well as adults, high school age students may serve as chancel assistants. Chancel Assistants help serve communion and perform other duties as requested by the minister.
The worship service is our gift to God as we lift up and praise God’s holy name, and is often the first time a visitor will interact with our church family. Lay worship leaders, or liturgists, play an important part in worship.
They assist the pastor in leading the congregation, typically handling the following portions of the service:
- Greeting the congregation
- Announcing the Hymn of Praise
- Leading the Opening Prayer
- Leading the Prayer for Illumination
- Leading the responsive Psalter reading
Liturgists may also be asked to help serve Communion, or participate in special services. College Heights welcomes all persons who feel called to serve God and the congregation in this way. Training is not intense, there’s no certification exam, and schedule is flexible.
We would love to help you with your wedding.
The church believes that marriage is a sacred occasion. While it has a social and legal aspect, these are secondary to its spiritual significance. It is the love between a man and a woman, pledged to each other, in the presence of God, family, and friends, that is of first importance.
So, in addition to being a joyous occasion, your wedding is a sacred worship service.
Please contact the church office for more information. Note that pre-marital counseling is required, and that charges and fees associated with the wedding ceremony include use of the facilities and the personnel who will assist you in making your wedding a memorable occasion.