VISITOR FAQs

WHERE IS VELDA ROSE UMC LOCATED?

Velda Rose is located on the NW corner of 56th St. and Main St. in Mesa, AZ.  

WHAT TIME IS WORSHIP ON SUNDAY?

  • 7:15 SonRise Worship—a shorter traditional service for early birds in the coziness of the Chapel.
  • 8:00 Holy Grounds Worship—a relaxed and informal coffee-house style of worship with a touch of contemporary music and communion each week. This worship is in our fellowship center, Moore Hall.
  • 9:30 Classic Worship—this is the style of worship many of us grew up with—a bit more formal with choir, bell choir, and pipe organ.
  • Sunday school for children is during the 9:30 service and there is a vibrant adult class meeting after the service.

 WHERE DO I PARK?

There is parking on the East, North, and West sides of the church.  The West parking lot is closest to the sanctuary.  If you are coming to the SonRise Worship, the East parking lot is closest.  For those who come to Holy Grounds, the North lot is closest.  During the 9:30 worship, which is the largest of the three, we have a shuttle from the North lot.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO VELDA ROSE?

Whatever makes you comfortable.  You will see everything from suits and ties to shorts and sandals in our worshiping congregation.

Mortals look on the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the heart.  (1 Samuel 16:7)

 DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF VELDA ROSE IN ORDER TO TAKE COMMUNION?

Everyone of every age is welcome at the table of the Lord!  On the other hand, nobody feels pressured to participate if they are not ready.

WHAT ABOUT MY CHILDREN?

Children are welcome at Velda Rose! We have a little activity area set up in the back of the room, as well as activity bags for the youngsters.  The ushers can guide you before the service begins.  Sunday school is available for children beginning at age 4.  We absolutely do NOT mind the noise of a little one (make a joyful noise!), but if your child is getting too uncomfortable there is a cry room accessible from the east hallway just next to the sound room.

 HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

If you have been worshiping with us and are interested in becoming a member of Velda Rose UMC, there are three ways to unite with the church:  transfer of membership from another United Methodist Church, transfer from another denomination, or by profession of faith.  If you have been baptized in any denomination it is not necessary to be baptized again.  If you have not been baptized, you can be baptized when you join.

Whether you are interested in joining or you simply want to find out more about United Methodism in general and our church in particular, you are welcome to come one of our periodical membership classes.  Please call the church office to indicate your desire to attend a class.  480-832-2111

PLAN A VISIT

If you would like to worship as a guest at Velda Rose, let us know you are coming! Certainly not required, but complete this form and we can meet you before worship. If you prefer not to, just stop by the Welcome Kiosk on our patio and pick up a name tag. After worship meet one of the Pastor’s to receive a Welcome Gift!

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