WHAT TO EXPECT:
“Joy is very infectious.” – Mother Teresa
People are often surprised at how open and welcoming Methodist services are. Here are some things you can expect from our services and activities.
Expect to be welcomed.
Come as you are. You are welcome to dress as you feel comfortable worshiping. God cares about the heart, not a specific dress code. Whether you are a lifelong Methodist, or haven’t been to a church in years, we are glad for you to be part of our community, it’s that simple.
You will never be singled out or asked to stand in front of the congregation. You may participate in the worship service in any way that is comfortable to you.
Children are welcome.
Families with children are important at Catalina. We encourage children to participate in the worship services, but understand that it may be hard for little ones. We offer nursery care for children three and under during all services and Sunday School.
When is Communion?
Communion is celebrated weekly at Catalina in the 8:00 AM service and is celebrated the first Sunday of each month in the 9:00 and 11:00 am services. At Catalina, we follow the United Methodist practice of OPEN COMMUNION, which means you do not have to be a member of the church or a Methodist to participate. We believe this is God’s table, and God welcomes all. Click here for more information about the practice of Holy Communion in the United Methodist Church.