Why Do We Do That?

So much of what we do is done out of habit. From the way we put on our shoes, to how we commute to work, to where we go to eat, the routine becomes the mundane. We often don’t even think about what we’re doing while it’s being done. Perhaps we’ve been doing something for so long, we’ve never paused to ask, why do we do the things we do? In April, we’re going to consider just that question: Why do we do that? From worship, to Bible study, to Christian service, to financial giving, to prayer, come and learn why we do the things we do in the Church.

Worship is held each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome!

To learn more about worship at Washington Street UMC, jump over to the Worship Service page!

Why do we Worship?
April 8, 2018

Worship follows a four-fold pattern, called the Ordo, which includes a time of gathering, the proclamation of the Word, a time or responding to the Word, and a time of being sent forth. Come and learn why it is worship is structured in this way, and why worship is so important for faithful discipleship.

Why do we Study?
April 15, 2018

We proclaim that Biblical text contains all that is necessary for salvation. It should come as no surprise then that knowing the Biblical story is important. But just reading the story is often not enough. Come and learn why faithful discipleship calls for Biblical study – digging deep into the text.

Why do we Pray?
April 22, 2018

Prayer was not only a regular practice of Jesus himself, but it was a practice he instructed his disciples to follow. But is learning the Our Father, the prayer Christ taught us to pray, enough? Come and learn why faithful discipleship calls for a better understanding of prayer.

Why do we Give?
April 29, 2018

Financial giving is such a taboo topic in the church. No person likes to be told what to do with the money that they have stewardship over. Yet, no topic is more discussed in the Biblical text. Come and learn why is giving so important?

Why do we Serve?
May 6, 2018

Next to giving, there are few instructions more often named than caring for the poor, welcoming the stranger, and offering refuge to the outcast. Come and learn why serving is such a necessity for faithful discipleship.


If you’re new to Washington Street UMC, click on over to our Welcome page to learn more about the church, Sunday worship, and how to get in touch!

*Childcare is provided for infants – 5 years old each Sunday morning from 9:45 – 11:15 a.m.