Follow these links to get more details about each service:
9:00am ~ Casual Service (in the Sanctuary)
9:00am ~ Acoustic Contemporary Service (in the Multi-Purpose Room)
11:00am ~ Contemporary Service (in the Multi-Purpose Room)
11:00am ~ Traditional Service (in the Sanctuary)
The example comes to us from Jesus who made it his practice both to journey to the Temple during the festivals and to share life in the synagogue (think local church) on every Sabbath day. In fact, one of the unique practices given for us in his public ministry is the practice of worshiping in the synagogues as he went from town to town. In doing so, he models for us our need to come together in our worship of God. Life events happened in gathered worship from words of proclamation to teaching to healing, that simply would not have been possible through private worship. There were celebrations of marriage and home goings and the gathered community of faith was the place where men and women came of age. For Jesus, worship was always communal, always a vital part of his life lived with God. About the church, Jesus said that the church would be used as the means of God for transforming the world. Worship of God in a gathered community stands as our means of celebrating God’s love in our lives and living out God’s call.
At Ringgold UMC, we acknowledge our need to worship weekly and that there are many differing ways of worship in our world. In that sense, Ringgold UMC has three different services of gathered worship. While they are all unique in ‘the way of worship’ from casual to contemporary to traditional, all stand as the way to express our life before God in community.
We’d love for you to watch the following video to hear from some of RUMC’s members about Worship: