What to Expect

Arlington UMC has services each Sunday morning at 10:00 am.  The service begins promptly, and we recommend arriving a few minutes early so you can find a seat and orient yourself.

The dress code at Arlington varies greatly, you will find everything from jeans to suits on any given Sunday.  Please dress in a way that is most comfortable for you!  Nothing is needed to attend worship, hymnals and bulletins are provided; we also display the order of worship on screens in the Sanctuary throughout worship.

Offering is taken weekly, and is greatly appreciated but not required.  Holy Communion is served the every Sunday.  Holy Communion in the United Methodist Church is an Open Table- if you have a desire to accept God’s Grace, then you are welcome to take Communion here.  Gluten free communion is offered as well.

Children are always welcome in worship at Arlington!  “Busy Bags” are available for children to use during worship, and a Cry Room and children’s area outside the Sanctuary is available as well.

If you have any accessibility needs, we seek to accommodate you as best we can.  Large print bulletins, assisted listening devices, and wheelchairs are available for use during worship; please see ushers for use of any of these items.  If you have a need for which we do not already have accommodations in place, please let us know and we will do what we can to assist you. Both of the main entrances are accessible, located on the side of the building farthest away from McKelvey Rd.

Joining Arlington

If you are interested in becoming a member at Arlington, please contact our pastor, Reverend Daniel Shanks.  He is available at dshanks@arlingtonumc.org.  The only requirements to join the church are a willing heart and acceptance of God’s grace in your life, and we welcome all people here at Arlington.  Transfers of membership from any other Christian denominations are welcome, as are those who have been affiliated with other religions or have never been members of any faith. Christ belongs to everyone.

For a quick guide to what makes the United Methodist Church unique, please see What We Believe per the United Methodist Church International.