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  • Phone: (651) 429-9026
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  • Mailing Address: 1851 Birch St., White Bear Lake, MN, 55110

 

 

FAQs

What do congregants usually wear to church?

All ages come to worship in clothing to fit the weather and their own needs and for comfort. We see everything from jeans, to business casual, to suits and dresses. We just want you to come and worship with us.

As a visitor, am I expected to participate in the offering?

If you are visiting White Bear Lake United Methodist Church, please be our guest as well as Jesus’ guest. Save your offering today, and spend the week noticing all the ways God blesses you. Please also join us for coffee, tea, and a snack following today’s service. Stop by our Welcome table for more information about WBLUMC. If we have baked recently, we would also like to share with you a gift of bread from our bread oven.

When do you serve communion and how?

Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month and on special occasions. All are welcome at God’s table. We use grape juice for communion so those in recovery can participate worry-free. We offer two choices for communion: receive a piece of bread to dip into a common cup or receive an individual serving. We also offer a gluten-free option for those with wheat sensitivities. The pastors offer direction before communion, so you’ll know where to go for each choice.

I’m coming for the first time with my child. What should I tell my child to expect?

Children are always welcome to stay with you during the worship service, to go to one of our Sunday School offerings, or to the nursery, or to stay with a parent in the lobby area where the parent can hear the sermon while the child can move about with a bit more freedom; you’ll see all of these occurring on a normal Sunday.

We offer nursery care for children 0-3 years at both the 9:00 am and 10:45 am services (10:00 am in the summer months). If you leave your child in the nursery, you will be given a pager so we can contact you if your child needs you during the service.

At only the 9:00 am service hour, we offer Sunday School for students aged 3 years (by September 1) through 7th grade. Children begin worshiping with you in the sanctuary. Shortly into the service a worship leader invites the children to join in a children’s sermon. Once the children’s sermon is complete, the kids are dismissed from the sanctuary to begin the Sunday School lesson. A Children’s ministries volunteer directs the children and answers any questions you might have. The first time you visit, we suggest that you meet your child outside of the sanctuary and help your child get familiar with the classroom. If your child has trouble separating, please let a volunteer know and we will provide suggestions. If your child is a 5th grader or younger, you (i.e., the child’s parent or guardian) must pick up your child directly from the classroom; this is a safety policy and we’re committed to it.

For information about our kids and families programs, please see the Kids and Youth pages.

How do I join White Bear Lake United Methodist?

New member classes are held throughout the year. Each new member class lasts approximately 90 minutes and is followed by lunch. In each class, participants are introduced to our vision and missions; the staff; our theology and worship style; our current offerings; and member expectations. Following the new member class, you will be recognized at the Sunday service.

How does baptism work at White Bear Lake United Methodist?

We recognize other denominations’ versions of baptism and we baptize all ages—infants, youth, and adults. We encourage you to worship with us prior to requesting baptism to determine if our church is the right faith community for you. Please see our belief statements. The first step toward baptism is scheduling a conversation with a pastor; please contact the for an appointment.

What if I am United Methodist or a member in another church, and I want to transfer?

If you are new to our congregation, you must take the New Membership Class, even if you are a United Methodist, because we want to ensure you understand who we are, how we have been called to ministries, and where we serve our community.

How do I log in to the church database?

This document will explain exactly how to get a login id so you can use the church’s database. If you’re confused or have questions, please call the office at 651-429-9026. We’re happy to help.