Worship Services

Each worship service has a unique style. in every service, you will find a welcoming atmosphere, inspiring music, and sermons that strengthen you in faith and living. Visit these worship links to learn more.

New Traditions

8:15 am  in the Chapel

New Traditions in the Chapel continues the ancient Christian practice of Song, Word, and Sacrament in worship. Music is integral to New Traditions. A choral ensemble sings both familiar songs and new arrangements from the balcony behind the congregation. Responses and prayers are oftentimes sung or changed, rather than spoken. Following the scripture reading and sermon, persons of all ages and stages are invited to participate in Holy Communion each week. Every service is a fresh encounter with God as we join together in these spiritual practices.


Traditional Worship

10:30 am in the Sanctuary

Worship in the sanctuary is a service of roots and wings, tradition and innovation. Great and beloved hymns of our faith are sung. Our Chancel Choir offers an array of inspiring choral music. We join together in creeds, litanies, prayers, and sung responses. Preaching interweaves lectionary passages and special series focused on Biblical life application. Sanctuary worship is children friendly and offers a warm atmosphere of welcome to all.

Paul McCracken, Director of Worship, Music & Arts /874-1536 / paul.mccracken@canterburyumc.org


Contemporary Worship

10:30 am  in the Canterbury Center

Contemporary Worship at Canterbury is a modern worship experience that features a talented band and a media-rich worship environment. Each week, Scripture readings and the pastor’s messages enable the teaching of Christ to come alive in powerful, relevant ways. The altar is central to the visual space as a reminder of the importance of Holy Communion. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month, and all people are invited to participate.

Rev. Drew Clayton, Minister of Contemporary Worship / 874-1543 / drew.clayton@canterburyumc.org.



5:00 pm  in the Chapel

The Way is named after the first followers of Jesus. Before Christians were ever called “Christians” they were called “Followers of The Way.” We, like the first followers of Jesus, long to connect with God and one another. We do this by taking ancient church practices and giving them a modern interpretation. Each Sunday afternoon in the Chapel, you’ll find sacraments, inspiring messages, and a coffee-house acoustic sound. We develop a strong sense of community by frequently going out for dinner or serving others after worship. All ages are welcome at The Way, and childcare is provided.

Brian Ward, Director of Adult and Family Spiritual Formation and The WAY / 874-1543 / brian.ward@canterburyumc.org.