Sunday Dinner Worship

Dinner Worship? Is that a new thing?

Sharing a meal is a tradition from the earliest days of the church. So, it is not a new thing. “Dinner Worship” is a phrase we use to describe what we do with a meal when we gather at Bethany of fox Valley UMC every Sunday night (4:30-6:00 pm).

I’d like to come! Should I just show up?

Yes, just show up! Yet, if you like to sign up on the church homepage(, we'll be prepared to welcome you. If you're visiting with a group, just let us know the numbers when signing up.

Should I bring anything?

There's no need to bring anything, though if you feel inspired to pick up food, dessert, drink, or a bunch of flowers, we will gladly receive them! And we do not serve alcohol at our meals, so please refrain from bringing wine. Also, if you would like to bring your own plate setting, it’s a great idea to take care of our GREEN environment.

I have dietary restrictions. Will I be able to bring my own food?

If you have allergies to particular foods or have other food-related concerns, you can surely bring your own food. Please let Pastor Sam know, so we may be aware of your special need.

When should I arrive? How long is Dinner Worship?

We begin our dinner worship by working together to prepare the meal. Arrive any time between 4:30 and 5:00 pm on Sundays. Dinner Worship concludes around 6:00 pm.

Are children and youth welcome at Dinner Worship?

Absolutely! Children and youth of all ages are more than welcome. And they will be adored by the congregation.

What should I wear?

Whatever you would like! Congregants tend to dress casually.

More Information

In order to support Dinner Worship, we ask four things:
1. Sign Up on our website in advance
2. Give an Offering to Dinner Worship
3. Invite your people to come with you
4. Be a participant in worship, rather than an observer

We're here to worship and eat together, and so are you! Just jump in! You're part of what we're doing together. At the dinner table, we invite you to simply engage those around you in casual conversation. "Where are you from?" "How long have you lived in Aurora?" and "What were you up to this week?" are all great conversation starters.