1. Where do you worship?  

On Sunday mornings, we gather at 3131 NW 50th St, OKC. This is the site of the Mayfair Heights United Methodist Church. Mayfair Heights has worship at 9:30 am and Mosaic has worship at 10:45 am. We are 2 churches sharing 1 building.

 

2. What can I expect in worship?

Our worship follows the basic pattern of "Word" and "Table" meaning that we emphasize both the reading and interpretation of scripture in worship as well as the celebration of Holy Communion on a weekly basis. Our music includes familiar hymns, gospel songs, modern hymns, contemporary worship music, and sometimes a secular song or two! Worship is led by both church members as well as our clergy and staff. We utilize both piano and organ as well as guitars and drums! Occasionally you will hear a flute or other instruments. You will see people both dressed up and dressed casually on Sunday mornings. Sometimes our clergy wear robes, sometimes they are dressed in "Sunday clothes" and at other times you will find them in jeans and nice shirts. We have a dance group as well as a hand bell choir. Children are both quiet and noisy in worship. Visitors will not be asked to stand and introduce themselves! 

During our 10:30 worship, we offer a nursery for infants to toddlers. Kaylee Brewer is our primary nursery care worker.  We invite all children to begin worship with the whole church. Before the sermon, children are invited to come to the front for a brief time with our children's minister, Philip Boone. Children (usually 6th grade and younger) can go with Philip and another adult for a lesson designed just for them and return to worship before the time of Holy Communion.  Our staff and volunteers who work with children follow our "Safe Sanctuary" policies and have passed background checks. 

3. What do you believe about baptism and holy communion?

Baptism is the act of initiation into the church. As United Methodists, we believe in baptizing people of any age, including infants and children. We also believe that there are three valid modes of baptism: sprinkling, pouring, and immersion. We do not believe it is necessary to baptize people who have already been baptized. During the year, we have times of recommitment to Christ and the church which includes a reaffirmation of the baptismal vows. Holy Communion is the meal Jesus gave us to both remember God's love for us and renew our love for God. We believe that in Holy Communion, God gives of himself to us and we are strengthened to give of ourselves for others. We celebrate Holy Communion each and every week following in the tradition of the earliest followers of Jesus.

4. Why is it important to be a "member" of a church? How do I become a member of Mosaic? 

We understand that for many today membership is not as important as it once was. However, we believe it is important to consider church membership. All persons are invited to take part in the activities of Mosaic. You can participate at whatever level is comfortable. Membership, however, reveals a level of commitment that is not necessarily present  by just taking part in the life of the church. When people become members of Mosaic, they agree to basic understandings of the Christian faith and promise to uphold the church with their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. In our United Methodist tradition, people become members of a local church by baptism and profession of faith, by transferring their membership to Mosaic from another United Methodist congregation, or by transferring their membership from a local church of another denomination. If you are interested in exploring more about church membership, please speak to one of our pastors or email us at pastor@mosaicokc.org. 

5. What does Mosaic offer my children? 

During our 10:30 worship, we offer a nursery for infants to toddlers. Kaylee Brewer is our primary nursery care worker.  We invite all children to begin worship with the whole church. Before the sermon, children are invited to come to the front for a brief time with our children's minister, Philip Boone. Children (usually 5th grade and younger) can go downstairs for a lesson designed just for them and return to worship before the time of Holy Communion. During the year, we also have special activities for children such as "Trunk or Treat" at Halloween, an Easter egg hunt, and Vacation Bible School during the summer. Our staff and volunteers who work with children follow our "Safe Sanctuary" policies and have passed background checks. 

6. What about teens? At the moment, we are working on implementing programming for a teens.

7. What does it mean that Mosaic is a "reconciling" congregation? What are your views about LGBTQ people?

Mosaic is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) which is working for the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons in the life of the church - including the right of people to marry and be ordained as clergy! We understand that the United Methodist Church both welcomes all to worship and participate in the life of the church while at the same time discriminates against LGBTQ persons. At all levels of the church, Mosaic is working to change the discriminatory practices of the United Methodist Church. RMN also works on issues of inclusion and justice by working at the intersections of oppression with primary attention to sexism, racism, transphobia, and colonialism. 

7. What does it mean to be "progressive"? 

Progressive Christianity is an open, intelligent and collaborative approach to the Christian tradition and the life and teachings of Jesus that create pathways into an authentic and relevant religious experience. (definition from www.progressivechristianity.org) Mosaic is committed to the core beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church, grounded in our Wesleyan (Methodist) understanding of God's grace, while seeking to practice our faith with radical hospitality and a generous orthodoxy. 

8. What are the future plans for Mosaic?

As of the summer of 2015, we worship on Sunday mornings in the chapel on the campus of Oklahoma City University. All other events are held at our north campus (Mosaic North or MoNo) at 102 East Hefner Road in Oklahoma City. We are discerning our future needs in terms of ministries, land, and buildings. We are dreaming big dreams and listening for the Spirit's voice and direction for our future!

9. What does the name "Mosaic" mean?

A mosaic is a work of art using pieces of glass, tile or other material. Once assembled, a pattern emerges or an image. We believe God is forming us as individuals into a beautiful community of faith. Our lives come together to create something new and beautiful.  The spiritual giant Henri Nouwen said, "A mosaic consists of thousands of little stones. Some are blue, some are green, some are yellow, some are gold. When we bring our faces close to the mosaic, we can admire the beauty of each stone. But as we step back from it, we can see that all these little stones reveal to us a beautiful picture, telling a story none of these stones can tell by itself. That is what our life in community is about. Each of us is like a little stone, but together we reveal the face of God to the world. Nobody can say: 'I make God visible.' But others who see us together can say: 'They make God visible.' Community is where humility and glory touch." Mosaic United Methodist Church seeks to make God visible!

 

 

 

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