RINN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
"Extending the Family of God to the Carbon Valley and Eastern Longmont"
Frederick, CO 80504
Office (303) 776-1578 Fax: (303) 776-5030
We have a fairly orthodox style of worship. We meet for about an hour, during which the congregation engages in light responsive liturgy, hymn singing (of both modern and classic songs) and group prayer. Pastor Bryson's sermon usually lasts between 20-25 minutes and we celebrate Holy Communion once a month on the First Sunday. An offering is also taken, often to benefit groups outside the church.
Come as you are! Wear low-key comfortable clothes and know you’ll be welcome no matter what.
We love kids at Rinn Church and that means that we love their wiggling too. They are more than welcome in worship, but if you would like, we have a clean, bright Cry Room right behind the sanctuary. We also have a clean, staffed nursery for kiddos ages 0-4. It is located in the northwest corner of the building. There are two safe sanctuary trained adults (the Program the United Methodist Church uses to help train and certify people who work with Children and Vulnerable Adults) present in the nursery at all times. We ask for you to sign your children in, if there is an issue, we can text you so we don't have to interrupt worship. Otherwise, we offer a fantastic and popular children’s church and Sunday School program during worship. There are also crayons and pictures for kids to color in the sanctuary. Essentially, there are many options for your children to be a part of the life of Rinn Church!
Holy Communion (a.k.a. the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper) is served once a month and practiced openly at Rinn Church. We believe that as Christ’s sacrifice was made for all, his table is open to anyone wishing a deeper connection with his grace and church. We generally receive communion by intinction, which means you’ll dip a small piece of bread into the chalice (we use unfermented grape juice rather than wine to be inclusive of kids and folks with an aversion to alcohol. We also use hand sanitizer as to not spread germs).
No worries, you are welcome no matter what. But we hope that you would feel God moving in your heart and feel led to become a full part of our faith community. If so, talk with Pastor Bryson! He is a church nerd and gets overly excited about such conversations.
Methodists believe that God created all things and loves creation very much. We believe God was incarnate and revealed uniquely through Jesus Christ, who continues to be active in our lives through the Holy Spirit. We believe we are saved through faith in Christ, which motivates us to pursue holiness of heart and life, individually and within our community.
We claim the Bible as our primary authority. It is the greatest story in all the universe and history. Yet, we believe in interpreting for our time and context. Specifically, we view it using the other three lenses of the “Wesleyan Quadrilateral” (tradition, reason and experience), which help us affirm its narrative or translate it for our world today. Finally, we believe diversity is a good thing and that we can learn from one another. In essential matters of faith we strive for unity, in matters of opinion we extend liberty, and in everything we endeavor to love as God loved us.
If you would like to know more about our denomination, its history and its local conference organizations, we advise the following Websites. You can also chat with Pastor Bryson. He took classes on this stuff and would love to make the time and effort he spent worthwhile!
The Rocky Mountain Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church - www.rmcumc.org
The United Methodist Church - www.umc.org
United Methodist Global Missions - www.umcmissions.org
The United Methodist Reporter News Service - www.unitedmethodistreporter.com
History of the United Methodist Church and Wesleyan Movements- www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Methodist_Church