Worship at Parker UMC
We realize that visiting a new church can be intimidating, and we want your experience at Parker UMC to be as comfortable as possible. Here are answers to a few commonly asked questions to give you an idea of what to expect on a Sunday morning.
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What should I wear on Sunday?
Dress is informal. Come as you are! Some people wear their “Sunday best” which means an Aloha shirt, shorts and slippers. You will fit in no matter what!
What type of messages can I expect to hear from the Pastors?
Messages are meant to be functional as we seek to work out our own salvation through Jesus Christ on our spiritual journey. You can expect to hear good theology and also walk away with ways to incorporate the Gospel in your everyday life.
What are the people like?
Everyone is welcome at Parker UMC. Our congregation consist of the Hawaii community which means we have members who are Pacific Islander, Japanese, and Haole. We have members who drink, who smoke, who believe in different political views, and yet we are all Ohana! As of 2022, we became a Reconciling Church which means that ALL are welcome to God’s table.
When you are here, we hope you can meet with God, feel right at home, and know that you are a cherished part of this church Ohana.
What does Parker believe?
Parker United Methodist Church belongs to the Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church which includes more than 280,000 members from African-American, Anglo, Filipino, Haitian, Hispanic, Korean, Native American, Russian and Vietnamese backgrounds making up one dynamic church. Here are some of our core values:
- We love God and search the Scriptures to hear and obey God's Word.
- We welcome and serve all people, particularly the poor and marginalized, as an expression of God’s love for us.
- We desire everyone to experience a life of worship and joy in God's presence by faith in Jesus Christ.
- We are changed by the power of the Holy Spirit as we learn to follow Jesus.
- We believe that changed people are called to change their communities by the power of the Holy Spirit.
- We believe all disciples are called to discover their gifts and to live out their unique mission.
- We share our faith in the context of authentic relationships.
- Because we follow Jesus together, we have a responsibility to hold one another accountable for our discipleship.