What To Expect

There is ample off-street parking behind the main church building. Just take Church Alley which is to the right of main building. The parking lot is straight across Strawberry Alley adjacent to our Fellowship Center building. There is plenty of handicap parking on the left, and spaces for other guests on the right. More parking is to the rear and left of the Fellowship Center.
The main building’s covered area along Church Alley is fully accessible and is next to several handicap parking spaces. Drop offs and pick ups can be conducted there. A less accessible entrance with an enclosed stairway is in the rear of the main building adjacent to Strawberry Alley.
Comfortably. We have no dress code, so feel free to wear what you wish. Jesus welcomes all to come as they are, and we do too.
Children are welcome to worship with us. Children learn to worship God simply by worshipping.

If you are uncomfortable with your child in the worship center, you may take your infant or toddler to our nursery, open 9 to 11:30 a.m., on the second floor of the main building. Take the stairs opposite the entrance to our worship center entrance, turn left and then right. Just follow the signs.
Our caregivers are all fully vetted, highly trained and compensated to keep your child safe and happy in a regularly disinfected nursery.

In the 10:30 a.m. worship gathering, older children join with us in the worship center for the greetings, singing, and children’s message, after which they are invited to go to the second floor for Children’s Church, led by capable, experienced leaders.

Childcare is not provided in the 8 a.m. worship gathering.

The 8 a.m. worship gathering began years ago with a small group, and the gathering attendance is still small and intimate. The style of worship is traditional, focusing mostly on piano-accompanied classic and gospel hymns, and usually three Bible readings, a psalm, and other traditional elements.
The 10:30 a.m. worship gathering is what one might call blended, a simplified version of the 8 a.m. gathering, and a diversity of music from ancient to modern accompanied by organ, piano, and occasionally other instruments. A vocal choir and handbell choir usually assists in musical leadership. The style invites more congregational participation.
You can watch videos of our worship gatherings at https://sumc.info/services/.
Both worship gatherings use projection screens for hymns and choruses, congregational acts of worship, and images for the sermon and other acts of worship.