Our Mission Statement
“Encouraging people on their journey to discover extraordinary life in Christ.”
North Raleigh United Methodist Church is a community of Christians at different stages in our spiritual journeys. We are bound by a common need to worship, praise, and serve our Lord. We are united in praise and service to Jesus Christ. We are people of all ages and stages from newborns to senior citizens. We are people involved in ministry, in teaching, and in learning.
Our Vision Statement
North Raleigh will live into our vision by focusing on the areas of Hospitality, Worship, Discipleship, and Service:
- Hospitality: We want to be a church where everybody, absolutely everybody feels welcome…from charter members to first-time visitors! We want to be a place where people feel at home.
- Worship: God lavishes His love upon us and calls us to be His people, to be in relationship with Him and to serve our community. We worship God in response to the wonderful gift of His grace and love, which gives strength for today and the promise of eternal fellowship in the life to come.
- Discipleship: In any good relationsip, we want to grow closer to that person. That’s how we should be with God. God calls us not just to be members of a church, but also followers of Jesus. And this is what it means to be a disciple…that our journey leads us to grow in fellowship, knowledge, and obedience.
- Service: As God has given to us, so we should give to others. The world needs to know the love and transforming power of Christ…and as we serve God through our time, our talents, our hands, and our hearts, we make an impact in our local community, our nation, and even to the ends of the earth!
At NRUMC, we have seven worship services each Sunday morning.
Traditional services are held on Sundays at 8:30, 10:00, and 11:15 in the sanctuary. Traditional worship includes singing of hymns and use of congregational prayers and traditional creeds of the church.
Contemporary Services are held at 8:30 and 9:45. ELEVATE begins at 8:30 in the Youth Center and Souljourn begins at 9:45 in the Fellowship Hall. Our contemporary worship experience involves all of our senses in praise and adoration of God. Led by our clergy and worship music leaders, we are refreshed and strengthened for our journeys of faith and life in Jesus Christ.
SHINE is our worship service for children kindergarten through 5th grade. We meet at 11:15 in the fellowship hall for an exciting and interactive worship experience, games, a Bible story video, and so much more!
Connect is a worship service specifically designed for young people. We meet in our youth center at 11:15. Come worship with us as we join in fellowship, fun, community, service, and more!
We offer special services on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Easter sunrise.
Sunday School and Nursery Care
Christian education has always been important at North Raleigh United Methodist. We have classes for children (from age 2 to 5th grade) and youth (6th grade through high school), led by an enthusiastic and dedicated group of teachers. Because we never stop learning, we have a wide range of Adult Sunday School classes as well.
What time is Sunday School? 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
We offer two morning sessions of Sunday School each week at 9:45 and 11:15. At 9:45, we offer classes for children, youth, and adults. At 11:15 we have classes for adults.
Since people learn in different ways, class formats range from lectures to open discussion. Because people want to learn about different things, class topics range from Bible study to life applications to social principles. No matter how much you know, there is always more to learn!
Nursery Care: A nursery is provided in the Youth Center for infants and children through age three for the entire morning. Room Y2 is a dedicated toddler room and Room Y3 is a dedicated nursery. For assistance, please see an usher; and parents, please be sure to sign your children in at the nursery. Our pager system will allow parents to be contacted by the nursery workers during worship, if needed.