WHAT TO EXPECT

Here's what to expect on a Sunday visit to First United Methodist Church.  

PARKING

Sunday street parking is available at metered spaces on Park Avenue East and on the square by the gazebo, as well as in the city lot just east of the church.  There is no charge at parking meters on Sunday.  For the 10:45 service we suggest that you park on the street near the square and enter through the North Diamond Street doors (the main doors).  For the 8:30 service, park on Park Avenue East or in the city lot and enter the Park Avenue East doors. If you visit us during the week we have 10 free spots reserved in the city lot at the corner of Adams & Third Street.

KIDS

We believe that children are a vital part of our faith community. We love their voices, giggles & wiggles. At First UMC you will worship alongside your children, because we believe this is how children learn to worship - together with their families. Activities that build on the day’s worship theme will be provided to children to keep them engaged, and we encourage parents to talk with their children before, during and after worship about their experience. During worship there is a short children’s message where kids up to age 12 are invited to come to the front. An unstaffed nursery is available to those who need it. Join us before worship from 10-10:30 AM for children’s Sunday School, beginning September 8th, 2019. We’re excited to meet you!

worship gatheringS

At our worship gatherings we sing, pray, read scripture, enjoy music, and listen to a teaching from our pastor. We worship at 8:30 and 10:45, with announcements beginning 5 minutes prior to the start time.  The 8:30 chapel service is a smaller, more intimate gathering - for this service, we suggest you enter at the north-east door facing Park Avenue North.  At 10:45 we worship in our beautiful historic sanctuary with music from our choir.  For the 10:45 service we suggest that you park near the square and enter at the main doors facing North Diamond Street.

Community

We look forward to meeting you!  After our 8:30 gathering join us to chat or for a Bible study at 9:30.  Following the 10:45 service come to the mission cafe directly below the sanctuary for coffee and snacks. 

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