About Providence UMC
Growing in God’s Grace
Providence United Methodist Church was established in 1838 in a traditionally rural, agricultural part of Rowan County. We celebrated 180 years of ministry and worship in this community in 2018! Providence is located near the growing High Rock Lake area. The church has responded to that growth by opening our hearts, minds, and doors to new members of the surrounding community. We are a church who enjoys a good covered dish dinner, gardening, the benefits of life in the country, holding our annual Chicken-n-Dumpling suppers, B-B-Q Chicken & Pork suppers, Annual Bazaars, community Hymn Sings, as well as finding a variety of ways to serve and work in missions.
Worship at Providence: To meet the worship needs of multiple generations, Providence offers multiple services. On Sunday morning, our morning worship lineup includes two worship services as well as a time for Bible study and small group studies. Our first worship service, First Light, starts at 8:30 AM (gathering begins at 8:15 AM) and offers a newer blend of praise and worship music plus an offering of some older songs, with an acoustic blend of guitars, keyboard, mandolin, all led by our First Light Praise Band. Our Sunday morning Bible study / small groups meet after the First Light service from 9:30 – 10:15 AM. We offer four adult study classes plus two youth classes (and a nursery as needed). Our Traditional Service follows at 10:30 AM. Our traditional service offers a blend of hymns and contemporary praise and worship music, and musical offerings from our choir, soloists, and our Praise Band made up of brass instruments. Our Traditional Service offers a Children’s Sermon, Children’s Church (ages 8 and under), and a nursery. Causal dress is welcome at all services. Providence now offers a mid-week worship experience, Solomon’s Porch, for those who are busy on the weekends or who are looking for a worship experience in an alternative setting. This service meets in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and includes prayer, praise music, and digging into God’s Word, all with a cup of coffee in hand. Providence also offers annual Revival Services in the spring (Sunday morning, plus 4 nights, with guest speakers and lots of special music). Providence also holds its annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Dan Nicholas Park Amphitheater followed by a hardy breakfast served up by our United Methodist Men’s group at the church fellowship building with the entire community invited to join us! And, Providence participates in several community-wide worship gatherings, including a joint Thanksgiving Eve Service and Fifth Sunday Hymn Singing’s with other area churches.
Worship Times: 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM each Sunday, plus 6:30 PM on Wednesdays.
Our Mission Statement is: “Growing together in God’s Grace!” We see this as an ongoing process of . . . Connecting people to God and each other through worship and fellowship; and equipping disciples for carrying out loving, compassionate ministries of Word and Service. At Providence you’ll find a variety of ways to connect with God and with other people, whether its through worship, Bible studies, fellowship meals, Vacation Bible School, Sunday School classes, small group studies, and regular youth group activities. Providence also offers participation in a wide variety of missional outreach opportunities (see below).