If you’ve never been to church, or
haven’t been in a long time…|
at Teabo is meaningful and Christ-centered.
The dress code is casual. At our services,
you will see people of all ages, young and
older, kids and adults. It really doesn't
matter. We're all there to get to know God
more. It's that simple. Come as you are,
wherever you are in your Faith journey. And
if you’ve never been to church before, there
will be a welcoming congregation to help
As you first enter the church building,
you'll be greeted by an usher or church,
member, who will give you a bulletin
describing the order of worship, general
announcements and prayer requests.
The bulletin will tell you what we do/say
and when; it will have any words or prayers
that we read together, the songs we sing
(hymns) with the page numbers. Hymnal books
and Bibles are located in the pews (seats).
What's the Worship Service like?
We start off with music. Then “acolytes”
(usually our young people) or the Pastor
will walk to the altar and light the
candles, which is symbolic of the “Light of
the World” Jesus Christ coming into worship.
They are followed by the Pastor.
The Pastor welcomes everyone and makes
some announcements. Announcements give you a
glimpse of the activities and the needs at
There is an opening prayer (read
responsively) and a hymn, followed by “Time
with the Chldren.” This is when the children
in the church come forward and sit with the
Pastor, who teaches them a short lesson for
the week. After that, the children leave for
Scriptures are read by a congregation
reader, followed by the pastor’s sermon. It
is a contemporary message based on the Bible
scriptures to help you learn about God, our
Creator; Jesus Christ, his Son and our
Savior; and the power of the Holy Spirit.
After the sermon, there is a hymn and
prayer. Then an offering will be taken.
Ushers will pass the offering plates and
people place their offering (money) in the
plate. Offerings are used to help Teabo UMC
do God's work and to maintain our church
programs. Sometimes special offerings are
taken for world hunger, mission work, etc.
After the offering, we sing one more
hymn, and then there is a benediction, which
is a prayer for dismissal.
Following our service, we have coffee
hour in the room adjoining the Sanctuary.
It’s a wonderful time to get to know people,
have a light snack and coffee, and catch up
What's will be expected of me?
At Teabo, we encourage you to just be
yourself! We are an open family of Christ
and will welcome you to our church. If,
after visiting, you like what you see and
hear, then you can come regularly to Sunday
morning service. We have periodic, short
Bible studies which you may attend. If you
have children, you will want to enroll them
in Sunday school. We have several teams to
help with all aspects of Teabo, such as the
Worship Team; Finance and Stewardship;
Children’s Education; Nurture, Outreach and
Missions; and others. Once you become a
member of Teabo, you can participate on a
team which may fit in with your particular
gifts and talents. We also have the Family
Ministries Team, which plans fellowship
events for the Teabo members, such as
bowling, or trips to area attractions, such
as Hershey Park, and summer church family