Worship on the Water meets on Sundays from May 16 - Sept 26 on the shore of Lewis Smith Lake. The worship site features both car and boat access. Come as you are and experience God in the beauty of the outdoors this summer!
We gather at 8:30 and worship starting at 9AM
What to Expect
Worship on the Water is a relaxed, contemporary service in God's great outdoors.
We gather at 8:30AM each Sunday with coffee, pastries, and friendly people. We begin worship at 9AM.
What About Kids?
We love kids! Whether you're young in age or young at heart, you're welcome to worship in the way that moves you -- literally! We don't mind at all if people move around during the service. If you have any ideas for how to engage kids in worship, or activities to keep them occupied or would like to volunteer to help out, please speak to any one wearing a WOW T-Shirt on land.
What About Boats?
Come by boat? Sure! You have two options. One is to anchor (or not, if you don't mind drifting a bit) offshore and listen through our speaker system. We usually have someone on a jetski to hand out bulletins, but even if you don't get a paper you can find the bulletin linked on the WOW Facebook page as a Google doc.
Your other option is to dock and come ashore. You may enter the slough just south (downstream) of the pavilion where you will find several docks. Choose one on the left and come up the pathway. Another option is to tie to the dock just north of the Pavilion, or to beach your boat and tie it off to the power pole at the boat ramp. Please leave plenty of room for people wishing to use the ramp during your stay.
Whatever your choice, look for people in WOW T-shirts to give directions and help.
What About Cars?
Coming by car? Follow our handy signs, or put the address (224 County Road 3146, Houston, AL) into your favorite GPS app and come on. As you enter the gate and the pavement ends, keep straight ahead and climb the hill. Look for volunteers who will direct you to the best parking place. Remember the loop is one way, so as you exit you will continue around the loop and back through the gate.
What About Rain?
We have been extremely blessed -- we haven't had to deal with rain at all yet. We will make announcements as necessary on the WOW Facebook page, or you can sign up for our alert system. You can do that through a link on our bulletin which can be found on the Facebook page.
Our church's policy is that if there is a tornado warning for the Houston area during a regular service (including Worship on the Water, the traditional service, or Bible study), church is automatically canceled. Severe Thunderstorm warnings would likely cancel a WOW service. All weather announcements are handled on the HMUMC Facebook page and (as appropriate) the WOW Facebook page.