Questions & AnswersDo you have a question about Swansboro United Methodist Church? If you cannot find the answer on this website, use the form at the bottom of this page to submit a question. Please be aware that your question may not be answered immediately as it may take some time to contact the person with the answer. Thanks for your interest!
Q. I am interested in joining your church. Will I have to go through anything special to do so?
A. We will be happy to have you join our church! Depending on your situation, there are several ways to join us.
- Be baptized if you have never received this sacrament. You will receive information and teaching from the pastor or church staff before making this commitment, which involves receiving a symbolic sprinkling of water, professing your faith and dedicating yourself to the church.
- Make a profession of faith if you were baptized as a small child but were never confirmed in a church. You may have to prepare by receiving some instruction before making your profession.
- Transfer your church membership to the Methodist church if you are already a member of another denomination. Upon this transfer, you will be declared a member of the Methodist church.
Q. How do I request prayers for myself or others?
Q. Will the Beacon service do Baptisms as are done in the traditional 8:30 and 11:00 services?
Q. I have a question about your peanuts. I live in Raleigh and used to be able to buy them at the Harris Teeter on Creedmoor Road. It seems that they no longer carry them. Are there any retailers in or near Raleigh that carry them now? Everyone in my family loves them, especially my son-in-law. I gave many of them away last Christmas in gift baskets and would love to do so again. Thanks.
A. Our wedding policy and related documents are available in our church office and online under the section About Our Church, Admin Documents.Q. Does the church offer marriage counseling services for members?
A. We do offer marriage counseling. Call our church office for more information: 910.326.4822.Q. Who leads missions, evangelism, education and other areas of SUMC?
A. SUMC's Church Council oversees the direction of the church. You can find out more about the structure and current members of the Church Council here. A printable document listing all committees is included towards the bottom of that page.Q. How do I find a particular room?
A. Floor plans are shown here. There are copies of it available at the church office and in the narthex of the Ministry Center. Our buildings are known as: Building 1 - Educational Building, Building 2 - Sanctuary Building, and Building 3 - Ministry Center.Q. Is there a way I can pay my tithes or make other donations from your website?
A. Yes, see Online Giving. Payments are handled by Vanco Payment Solutions. Many questions about using Online Giving are answered on the Online Giving FAQ page.Q. My child attends your Child Care center. Can I pay for that online?