First Visit

Welcome! 

Visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating. So many questions; Will I know where to sit? Where do my children go? Where can I get more information? Our hope is to make sure you are equipped with all the information needed to make visiting our church a great experience. Whether you are searching to find a church home, trying to figure out who God is, or have been on a spiritual journey most of your life, we welcome you to Cassidy United Methodist Church! Our members come from all generations and backgrounds, but have the desire to explore and experience what it means to follow God’s word.
 
Here at Cassidy, we have a team of friendly folks ready to make your experience with us warm and welcoming. Our Ushers (they are the ones wearing the bright green vests) are  to answer any question you might have, and help you find your way through the church. Before our services, you can find them standing at the entrance of the Sanctuary, however; you may ask anyone you see for help and we hope you quickly sense the spirit of Cassidy. Our hope is for those who come in contact with our worship services, small groups, and outreach are better for it. We want to change the world by changing lives.
 
When you visit our church, we want you to feel at home and comfortable so the information on this page will help you with your first visit. We look forward to your visit and hope to see you soon!
 
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to call the church, 417-582-3632, or e-mail us.
Worship Service Times
What Do I Wear?
Children
Directions
What is a United Methodist?
Can I receive Communion?
Getting Involved
9:00AM Worship: Contemporary Service (lively and casual)
Do you enjoy a worship experience with guitars, drums and a more contemporary feeling? If so, this is the service for you. Worship starts at 9:00 am and is followed by a time to of fellowship of coffee and doughnuts. Bible Study Small Groups also meet after service.
 
10:45AM Worship: Traditional Service (classic and liturgical) 
Do you enjoy the comfort of a traditional worship service that combines the sounds of a choir, organs, and hymns from your childhood? If you do, than this service is for you. Worship starts at 10:45 am and we have several Bible Study Small Groups meet before the worship service.

We're not concerned about what you wear or how you look.  Some of our members wear jeans and some wear coat and tie, the rest are somewhere in between.  So wear whatever you feel comfortable in.  God is more concerned with what's in your heart and not what you are wearing!

We also have small groups that meet for one hour once every two weeks.  These are a wonderful way to grow in our relationship with God and with other Christians.  Contact the church office for specific days/times.

Children are always welcome!  Our Safe Sanctuary program is designed to ensure the safety of children at all times (two or more adults present).

Nursery (ages 0-3): offered during both service times. You may drop off/pick up any time before or during the service. The nursery is located just past the fellowship hall through the church office door.

Children's Church (Prek-6th grade): JAM (Jesus and Me) is a worship experience catered to their age. Your child starts worship with you in our sanctuary and they dismissed during the service to participate in Children's Church. JAM allows children to explore the Bible through song, dance, reading, art, prayer, acting, and even science! You pick up your child after service in our Children/Nursery area just past the fellowship hall.

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From Springfield take Highway 65 south to Highway CC and turn west onto Highway CC.  Travel approximately 1 miles and turn left (south) at traffic light onto Fremont Road.  Church is approximately 1/4 mile on the right.
 
From Nixa (Hwy 13) take Highway CC east traveling approximately 3 miles.  Turn right (south) at traffic light onto Fremont Road and church is approximately 1/4 mile on your right.
 
Map to Cassidy UMC courtesy of Mapquest

Methodist LogoAs United Methodists, we are called to
open our hearts to love and care for all people.
open our minds to learn all we can about God's love and explore new ideas, fresh perspectives, and thoughtful dialogue.
open our doors so that we may both welcome the stranger and go out to love and serve the world.

 

Our Social Creed                                                                                                                    

We believe in God, Creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of creation. We believe in the Holy Spirit, through whom we acknowledge God's gifts, and we repent of our sin in misusing these gifts to idolatrous ends.

We affirm the natural world as God's handiwork and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement, and faithful use by humankind.

We joyfully receive for ourselves and others the blessings of community,sexuality, marriage, and the family.

We commit ourselves to the rights of men, women, children, youth, young adults, the aging, and people with disabilities; to improvement of the quality of life; and to the rights and dignity of all persons.

We believe in the right and duty of persons to work for the glory of God and the good of themselves and others and in the protection of their welfare in so doing; in the rights to property as a trust from God, collective bargaining, and responsible consumption; and in the elimination of economic and social distress.

We dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the world, to the rule of justice and law among nations, and to individual freedom for all people of the world.

We believe in the present and final triumph of God's Word in human affairs and gladly accept our commission to manifest the life of the gospel in the world. Amen.

( From the Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2008, Copyright 2008 by the United Methodist Publishing House)

 

Communion will be available every Sunday, if not offered during the regular service, in the Prayer Chapel. You are welcome to take part in this communion after the regular worship service. Gluten free bread is also available.

United Methodists practice an "open table," and we do not refuse anyone who desires to receive Communion. This includes those who have not yet been baptized, although they are encouraged to see spiritual teaching. If for whatever reason you do not choose to receive Communion, simply remain seated when others go forward.

If you have questions about our church, ministries, or if you would like some friendly assistance finding your niche, feel free to e-mail us, or call us at 417-582-3632.