8:30 AM - Early Traditional Worship This worship service follows a traditional order of worship as found in the United Methodist Book of Worship. It often includes written prayers, responsive readings, and historic confessions of the Christian faith. Congregational music for this service is taken from the United Methodist hymnal. Special music is often provided by ensembles or soloists.
9:45 AM - Contemporary Worship This worship service provides our worship team the opportunity to devise and design innovative ways to worship God. It incorporates a contemporary style of music, including upbeat Christian pop music, worshipful emotional ballads, and thought-provoking “mood-music” throughout the service. It also includes prayers, readings, and testimonies being led by the members of the music team or participants. Meaningful biblical messages, dramatic readings, poetry, and other elements of the worship arts are all used in this service as a way to engage our minds, bodies, and emotions in the worship and praise of God.
11:00 AM - Traditional Worship This worship service blends the best of several worship traditions into an offering of praise. The congregational music for the service includes standard hymns, Bible songs, gospel tunes, and contemporary selections. Special music is led by our chancel choir and the Jubilate Ringers (handbell choir) make occasional appearances. The order of worship includes affirmations of faith, historic responses to the acts of worship, and an emphasis on the “preached Word” as the focus of worship.
Special and Seasonal Services
In addition to our Sunday morning offerings, our church hosts a number of services that are related to Christian holy-days. Some examples are:
Worship styles for these services are too varied to be detailed here.
Instead, we invite you to join us and help us to worship God with all that we have!
How Do I Get There?
Philadelphia United Methodist Church is located just off of Interstate 77 at exit 85 near the Baxter subdivision.
From 160 E (from Fort Mill)
Take Hwy. 160 West towards Tega Cay. After crossing I-77 the church is located ½ mile on the left.
From 160 W (from Tega Cay)
Take Hwy. 160 East towards Fort Mill. The church is located at the intersection of Hwy. 160 and Sutton Road.
From I-77 Northbound
Take exit 85 (Hwy. 160). Turn left onto Hwy. 160 West towards Tega Cay. After crossing I-77 the church is located ½ mile on the left.
From I -77 Southbound
Take exit 85 (Hwy. 160). Turn right onto Hwy. 160 West towards Tega Cay. The church is located ½ mile on the left.
Where Do I Park?
The main church parking lot is located behind the fellowship hall. It can be accessed directly from Hwy. 160.
What Door Do I Use?
The primary entrance for the church is located in the back of the church in the center of the facility. This entrance leads to a gathering area. Children and Youth Sunday School, Nursery, and Fellowship Space are to the right, Adult Sunday School, Choir Room, and Church Offices are located to the left.
The entrance at the head of the main parking lot leads to Children and Youth Sunday School, Nursery, and Fellowship Space. Most non-worship activities use this entrance.
The entrance at the West end of the sanctuary leads to Adult Sunday School, Choir Room, and Church Offices. This entrance provides easiest access to the church office.
MEET OUR CHURCH STAFF
Rev. Becky Shirley
Rev.Shirley is a “lifelong Methodist”, having faithfully attended church with her sisters and parents all throughout her school years. Becky received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College and then went on to earn a MBA from the University of South Carolina. She began serving at Trenholm Road UMC full-time while also earning a Masters of Divinity degree from Lutheran Seminary in Columbia. Becky is a fully ordained Elder in the S.C. Methodist Conference and serves on several boards within the conference. Her former pastoral appointments include serving 10 years as the Associate Minister at Trenholm Road UMC, and then serving as Senior Pastor at Johnston UMC, Harmony UMC, and Platt Springs UMC. Becky is married to Richard Shirley and has a grown daughter, Michelle.
Church Office Manager