Frequently Asked Questions
What are the service times?
8:50 AM – CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP This service meets in Jarrett Hall, found in our Christian Enrichment Center.
11:00 AM – WORSHIP is our more traditional experience. This service meets in the Sanctuary, found in the main building.
What’s the service style?
In order to appeal to a broader audience, we offer worship services with different styles and formats:
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP: Our 8:50 AM worship service is set in Jarrett Hall which is a multi-purpose room found in our Christian Enrichment Center. We have an outstanding praise band led by Aaron Prillaman, our Director of Contemporary Worship. This is a casual service which appeals to participants of a wide variety of ages.
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP: Our 11:00 AM worship service is set in our beautiful Sanctuary, filled with inspiring stained glass and intricate carved wooden fixtures. We have an incredible Chancel Choir, led by Norris Norwood, our Director of Music and Organist. We are fortunate to have an Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ as well.
What do I do with my kids?
Children are always welcome and encouraged to stay with their parents in the worship services as well as during Sunday School, however, we have some great opportunities for our younger worshippers as well!!!
AGES 0 – 5: Beginning at 8:30 AM each Sunday morning (until 12:30 PM) we have a fully staffed nursery on the first floor of our main building. Our nursery team will take great care of your little ones and would love to meet you as you drop them off and pick them up.
AGES 5 – 10: Each service has a children’s message as a part of its order, however, we are also sensitive to the fact that often kids may not be able to keep their attention for the whole service, so, kids (4 and up) are invited to their very own worship experience in our Chapel. After the “Children’s Message” children are invited to join Rev. Lynda Hepler for a worship experience suited just for kids!
SUNDAY SCHOOL: We also have Sunday School classes just for kids as well. On the third floor of our main building, we offer classes for 4th – 5th graders, 1st – 3rd graders and Pre K – Kindergarten (on the first floor near the nursery). We offer a Curriculum called “Godly Play”. To find out more please check out our CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL PAGE.
Take a look at our “SAFE SANCTUARIES” Policy HERE.
Where do I park?
How do I find the sanctuary?
We have two worship areas:
Our 8:50 AM CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP is in our Christian Enrichment Center (the rear building). Enter through the double doors that are found near the breezeway that connects the two buildings, then follow the signs to “Jarrett Hall”.
Our 11:00 AM TRADITIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE is found in our Sanctuary which is located in the building closest to Randolph Street. The front doors that open onto our front lawn go directly into the Sanctuary.
What does the church look like on the inside?
We also have some rather large areas in our Christian Enrichment Center including a Fellowship Hall and a multi-purpose room known as Jarrett Hall. Our Fellowship Hall is designed for dining and has a fully stocked Commercial kitchen. Jarrett Hall is often used for basketball, worship, children’s dramas, youth functions, and large community meetings.
Can I wear jeans/shorts?
Can I participate in communion?
Our Book of Worship says, “All who intend to lead a Christian life, together with their children, are invited to receive the bread and cup. We have no tradition of refusing any who present themselves desiring to receive” (page 29). This statement means that in practice there are few, if any, circumstances in which a United Methodist pastor would refuse to serve the elements of Holy Communion to a person who comes forward to receive.