EXPERIENTIAL WORSHIP

Church worship is not a performance. On Sunday mornings, our goal is not to entertain you with fancy smoke machines and light shows. Our vision is to invite you to experience God in a profound way as you enter into church, the sacred space of worship.   How do we do this?
  •  With a Relaxed Atmosphere  Think jeans, coffee, and friendly faces
  •  With Liturgy  Lord’s Prayer & weekly communion
  • With Meditation   Yes, we actually spend a few minutes in silence as we seek to hear God’s voice
  • With Action   In worship we may literally package up meals to send to the hungry, create birthing kits to send to moms overseas, or put together school kits for children in our community
  •  With Reflection  You might write letters to God, break tiles, light candles, or plant seeds as a way of reflecting on your journey of faith 
Adults and kids are invited to participate in worship because the more engaged we are, the more we can experience God.  
AUTHENTIC ACCOUNTABILITY
We’ve never met a perfect Christian. Getting together in life groups, small groups, or accountability groups at The Gathering at Scott Memorial UMC gives us a safe place to learn from, pray for, and grown in our faith together right here in our Virginia Beach community. When we focus on studying God’s word and the Christian life with others who are struggling like us, we can take off our masks and be authentic. And there’s nothing better than truly being yourself and having a church care about you instead of judging you so check us out!  
 INCARNATIONAL MISSIONS
There are people in our Virginia Beach community and throughout the world who need help. They are in pain and are suffering and the church is called to reach out to them. Instead of throwing money at these problems we roll up our sleeves and let God lead us to be a part of the reconciliation and healing process.  What does this look like? 
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THE GATHERING AT SCOTT MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
409 First Colonial Rd. 
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
757-428-3720
Office Hours:
Mon – Thurs:  9 am – 1 pm