FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
When do you meet?
 
Our worship service is held every Sunday at 11:00am –  119 Morgan Mill Road, Brooks GA.  We also meet on Wednesday nights at 5:45pm for Community Table which is a free meal, music and a short message.  
 
What should I wear?
 
When you worship with us, you will see everything from jeans to business casual. Come in whatever way you feel the most comfortable.  
 
What is there for my kids?
 
We are striving to grow in our ministries to children and youth and are looking for individuals and families who feel led to help us do just that. On Sunday mornings, we currently provide age -appropriate activities and Bible lessons for infant through 12th grade. Learn more about Sundays for your children here.  
 
There are fellowship activities throughout the week at Brooks UMC that children and youth can be a part of!  Music and More is a fun kids environment which includes music, crafts and games every Wednesday evening at 6:45pm.  We are the charter organization for Scout Troop 118 and Cub Scout Pack 118, and the Girl Scouts also hold some of their activities and meetings at the church.  For ages 6weeks through second grade, Brooks UMC has a Weekday School which meets Monday through Thursday, 9:00am – 1:00pm.  Click on the Ministries Tab to find out more in depth about all the children’s ministries offered here at Brooks UMC.
 
Do you have bible study/small groups?
Brooks UMC loves to connect people to God and to other people.  We offer on-going and short term small group studies on Sundays at 9:30am before the worship service.  We also offer studies through out the week.  Click here to find out more about our small groups.
 
I love music, is there something for me?
If you have a heart for music, then you will love Brooks UMC!  All voices are welcome and no audition is required to join the church choir.  The choir practices on Wednesday evenings at 7:15pm and helps lead worship services on Sunday mornings. The choir also prepares special musical presentations for Christmas and Easter.  If singing is not your passion, we have a        handbell choir as well. You do not need to know how to read music to join. We are all learning together and all levels from beginner to experienced are welcome.  Kids can become involved in learning music through our Music and More on Wednesday evenings. They learn songs, play handbells, and are occasionally aquainted with other musical instruments. Go to the Ministry tab to find more information on all our music ministries.
 
Are you part of a denomination?  What do you believe?
We are part of the United Methodist Church.  Our church background, what we believe and the basics of our faith can all be found here.
 
Do you have communion?
In the United Methodist Church, we have an open Communion table which means that all persons who seek to be in relationship with Jesus are invited to take Communion. At Brooks UMC, we typically serve communion on the first Sunday of every month and during other special worship services.  Grape juice is used out of consideration for recovering alcoholics and enables participation of children and youth.
 
What if I want to become a member.
We are always honored when persons decide to make Brooks UMC their church home.  Contact Pastor Lesley Langford for more information regarding church membership.
 
I am interested in helping my local community. Do you have any volunteer opportunities?
Brooks UMC offers many opportunities to volunteer and help our community.  We have weekly opportunities to volunteer at our Second Chance Thrift Shop and monthly opportunities to volunteer through our Food Pantry. We also schedule occasional mission trips and sponsor special collections to help various organizations who help others.
Check out our Outreach tab to learn more about other ways to volunteer.
 
I understand the church sponsors exercise classes. Is there something for me?
Yes, we have a full schedule of fitness classes here at our Brooks UMC gym.  We offer classes from beginner and limited mobility to highly advanced and intense workouts.  Drop in rate is only $5 and money saving passes are available if you exercise regularly.  Click here for details on all available classes.
 
Do you rent the gym for community use/sports practices, etc.  Also, does the church allow individuals to rent the church for weddings?
We welcome the opportunity for the community to use the Brooks UMC campus. We open our doors to local events like scout meetings, fitness classes and blood drives.  Many regional sports teams use our gymnasium for practices and games.  The church may also be rented for private parties or gatherings, or wedding ceremonies. All wedding ceremonies and outside wedding officients must be approved by our pastor.  Learn more about our campus here.
 
I am looking for a preschool or a weekday school program for my child. Do you offer a learning program?

Yes, the Brooks UMC Weekday program is a great learning environment for children 6 weeks through second grades. Enrollment is ongoing and early drop off is available.  Our weekday program operates Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 1:00pm and follows the Fayette County schools calendar. See the Weekday School page for additional information.