Category Archives: Worship

Transformation Worship

Tomorrow is the first Sunday for the Transformation Worship Experience at First United Methodist Church of Cedar falls, Iowa.  Worship begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by fellowship and the opportunity to attend Bible study as part of the FUMC Sunday School program.

As part of our worship we will be sharing together in the sacrament of Holy Communion, we will sing praises together, read from the scriptures, and celebrate God’s transforming grace in our lives!

If you are in the Cedar Falls area please come be our guest for the inaugural Sunday of this new worship experience.

Transformation Worship Experience

Last night the Contemporary Worship Design Team at First United Methodist Church chose a name for our new contemporary worship experience which will begin September 5th at 8:30 a.m. The worship time will be called “Transformation.” The name Transformation was chosen because it reminds us of the transforming power of Jesus Christ to bring us His redemptive love and grace, to give us the grace to grow as Christians and to transform our lives into the kind of people God wants us to be.

I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1-2

When we begin Transformation it will be a new worship gathering, in a new location in the church, at a new time, with a new order or worship and a new and fresh opportunity for us to worship together.

I am very excited with the work that the Transformation Worship Design Team is doing and will be doing in the coming weeks as we prayerfully work to make this a gathering that will glorify God, help our church to worship the living Christ, and allow us to invite new friends into our church fellowship!

Let’s Be Transformed!
Tim Bonney

Celebration in the Park this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. – Lunch will Follow!

Spend a pleasant Sunday morning in the park with your church family. We’ll be treated to the music of Tom Brown and Phil Hague. Tom is a founder of the Journey Bound Quartet. He has since retired from that group, but not from sharing his love of the Lord through music and words. Phil is an accomplished musician whose goal is to bless your heart with the Gospel of Christ. Don’t miss this special Sunday. Bring a lawn chair, enjoy the fresh air and some great music.

Greenhouse – Contemporary Worship at First UMC

One of the ministries I am privileged to be a part of as the new Associate Pastor of First United Methodist Church is Greenhouse.  Greenhouse is the Sunday morning contemporary worship service at First Church.  In Greenhouse we sing praises to God, share in prayer and praise, and focus on how God can touch our lives today is we hear a relevant message from Holy Scripture.

This Sunday I’ll preach my second Greenhouse service.  In the coming months there are a lot of exciting things coming up for the Greenhouse service.

First UMC is renovating Scott Hall, the church’s multipurpose fellowship space, to be the new home of the contemporary service.  There will be a new stage for the praise band, new lighting, a new sound system, and new projection equipment.  The location will give the service a new, fresh, and relaxed feel in a setting designed specifically for contemporary worship.  In the coming months I’ll be sharing more with you about exciting things happening in contemporary worship at First.

At this time Greenhouse is at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Or if you are looking for a more traditional style of worship First Church also has an 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. traditional services as well.