I’m New Here
We’re so glad you’re here!
Below are some FAQs about what it’s like at Collegiate/Wesley.
If you are interested in getting involved in a small group check out our groups page under “Get Involved.”
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We gather for worship with one another at 10:00 am on Sundays. Live stream is available on Facebook (@cwames) and on YouTube @Collegiate Wesley
You can view our Live streamed worship services anytime during the week on Facebook, YouTube and right here on our website. Look at our worship tab for more information.
We can’t wait to worship with you!
Am I Welcome at Collegiate/Wesley?
Our digital and in person worship experiences are filled with music, scripture readings, prayers, a time for children, a sermon, special music, and other elements.
How should I dress?
That’s really up to you! Some dress very casually, and others come in their “Sunday best.” Our advice: be comfortable.
Where is the nursery?
It’s near the west entrance, on the way to the Sanctuary. Come in the west entrance, turn left at the hallway, and the nursery will be just a few yards down on your right. (PS: Children are always welcome in worship.)
Is there Communion during worship? Can I participate?
At Collegiate/Wesley we celebrate communion once a month, typically on the first Sunday of the month.
United Methodist churches have an “open table” approach to celebrating Communion. All persons are invited to participate…and we really do mean all – children too. The Communion liturgy (that is, prayers, words spoken by the clergy, etc.) varies from month to month, but you’ll always be guided in the Sunday morning worship bulletin. The ushers will direct you to come forward to receive Communion. You may also spend time in prayer at the altar rail at the front of the Sanctuary if you wish.
Is there an offering? Where does it go? Is it tax-deductible?
At our morning services, there is an offering taken near the end of the service in-person and online. That’s also when we ask everyone to put their “Connection Card” in the offering plate or to submit a connect card online. As our guest, please don’t feel any pressure from us to give to our church.
The offering goes toward all of our general expenses, from the staff and building to our programs and mission projects. Special offering envelopes are also available on certain Sundays which support local or global ministries, such as The Ames Food at First or the Bridge Home.
All donations are tax-deductible. (Cash donations will need to be put in an offering envelope with your information.) We send out quarterly and annual statements to donors.
Most people give online, by the way. You can do that on a regular basis or just one time, if you wish, by clicking here.
Do I need to pre-register my child or myself for a Sunday morning class?
Nope! They are always welcome, all the time! Parents of young children are definitely welcomed to stay with them for a few weeks to help them become comfortable.