FAQs

 

When is the worship service?
We meet on Sundays for worship at 11am. 
Coffee and refreshments are served from 10:30-11am. Several classes, including ones for children and the nursery, meet from 9:30-10:30am.  
Spanish services are held on Fridays at 7:00pm. 

How long is the service?
The service begins at 11am and is typically an hour.

Are there children and youth activities?
We have a growing kids program. Kids meet in classes from 9:30-10:30am on Sundays. They can also participate in children’s church during the sermon time at 11am. Our teens meet on Sundays from 9:30-10:30am and on Monday nights 4-7pm. Youth also meet for other special events like overnight parties, camping trips, and trips to the lake.

What can I do if I have an infant or toddler?
Our nursery is staffed by a professional childcare provider and volunteers. All paid staff and volunteers have undergone background checks. Staff are CPR trained. 
We offer a family room or "cry room" connected to the sanctuary. It is a private room with windows looking into the sanctuary. There is a rocking chair, sink, changing table, and a few books and toys. Infants and toddlers are always welcome in the Worship Service. We love babies and kids, so crying won’t bother us, if it doesn’t bother you.

When is the church office open?
The church office is open Monday through Thursday, 9am to noon. If you want to visit with a pastor, it is best to call ahead.

Will Communion be served?
We observe Communion the first Sunday of every month. You are welcome to participate, regardless of church membership or baptism, if you can affirm our invitation: will you commit to loving God and loving others as the highest purpose of your life?

What does “Free Methodist” mean?
The Free Methodist Church was started in the 1860’s by a group of Methodist pastors who refused to sell seats in the church to wealthier families. Selling seats was a popular fundraising technique at the time. Out of concern for the poor, some pastors insisted that their churches would be free of charge. Thus, they called themselves “Free” Methodists. The “Free” in Free Methodist also shares a connection to the abolitionist movement. Free Methodist churches were staunchly opposed to slavery at a time when it was still socially acceptable.

What is a Small Group?
A Small Group is a gathering of 5-20 like minded people with the purpose of growing in relationships with one another and with Jesus. Groups do that by meeting in homes or in the church building for about an hour, reading the Bible, praying with one another, and catching up on life. Groups exist for teens and adults.

How do I stay up to date on events?
You can sign up for our newsletter by e-mailing us at office@madrasfmc.com or you can follow us on Facebook.