We’re excited you’re thinking of visiting us! If you have any additional questions, contact our church office (503-639-3181 ext. 2). Please note that, due to the omicron surge, we are not currently open for in-person worship. We will return to in-person worship when case counts come down. Watch our web site and Facebook page to keep up to date.
Here are answers to some commonly asked questions.
Are you open for in-person worship?
Due to the omicron variant, we have temporarily suspended in-person worship. The information below is correct when we return to in-person worship.
Yes, we are open for limited in-person worship. However, depending on the risk level for our area at CovidActNow.org, we may not yet be offering childcare. Please contact us, call us, or check our Facebook page for the latest information.
I’m thinking about visiting. What do I need to know?
Currently, we have one worship service at 10 a.m. Worship lasts about one hour. The main entrance (the covered entrance) is equipped with an ADA door opener and ramp. The sanctuary is located near the main covered entry.
What should I wear?
People dress in a variety of ways at our church. If you like to dress up a bit, you won’t be the only one. If “dressing up” is wearing your nicest sweatshirt and clean jeans, that’s also common. We have plenty of people who come in comfortable weekend clothes. People tend to dress up a little more for holidays like Easter and Christmas Eve.
Can I bring my children?
Yes! Families are invited to worship together as children are welcome to stay in worship. Rocking chairs for those with small children are located near the tech booth. When our covid safety and reopening plan allow us to, nursery care is available for children age 5 and younger.
What is the worship service like?
Worship at Tigard UMC tends to be a bit more “traditional” with contemporary elements incorporated into the service. There is always music, congregational prayers, a reading from the Bible, and a sermon by the pastor. We also seek to include moments of quiet reflection, a time to share our celebrations, and often a special children’s message.
Will I be expected to give money?
No. Every worship service includes “the offering,” which is a time to respond to the goodness and grace of God we experience by giving what we have to offer — money, time, love, and prayers. Most people connected to our church make financial gifts that support our church’s work in the community. As a guest, please feel no obligation to give financially. We’re just pleased to have you worshiping with us!
Can I receive Communion?
Yes! In the United Methodist Church, we practice an open table meaning all who wish to receive communion are welcome to come forward to receive. When you come forward, you will receive a small piece of bread and a small cup of grape juice. These simple elements remind us of Jesus’ last meal with his disciples and the gift of faith that he offers to us.