Frequently asked questions when planning your first visit:
What should I wear?
We believe that it is much more important to be dressed on the inside than on the outside. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Most members wear ‘business casual’, khakis, open collar shirts, few ties, dresses, and skirts. Some members do wear ties and there are a few jackets and suits to be seen. But jeans are not uncommon either. (We’ve actually seen gladiator uniforms, togas, a pig costume, a fly costume and lots of choir robes…you never can tell, so just show up!)
Where should I park?
It depends on which service or activity you plan to attend! The early service is in the Chapel, which is in the center of the building. So park in front or in back and head for the center doors.
Sunday School classes are primarily in the education wing, which is on the right side of the complex when viewed from Henderson Mill Road (the front!). The best entrance for Sunday School is on the right side and the best parking is in back on the right side.
The 11am Service (and most special services such as Ash Wednesday, Christmas, etc) is held in the main sanctuary, which is located on the left side of the complex. Best parking is in the rear on the left side.
Of course, if you’re just not sure, park anywhere, come in any door and ask! We’re friendly.
For more information on these services, keep reading!
Which service should I attend?
Here at EHUMC, we offer a variety of worship experiences – each one is unique and special.
Do you love the organ and a traditional choir? You might want to try our Sanctuary Worship Service at 11 a.m.
Do you prefer a more intimate setting, a few cantors, and a piano? Our early service at 8:45 may be your cup of tea.
Want to find a small group of folks who really care for one another and offer a great sense of community and belonging? Then try out our Sunday School classes and find one that fits your needs. We have special classes for toddlers, children, youth, and adults.
Where do I take my children?
Welcome to Kidztown!
Kidztown activities are almost exclusively centered in the Education Wing located on the right side of the complex. The main door to the Education Wing is in the center of the building under the driveway awning. (Enter on the right side of the Church from Henderson Mill, drive towards the back, and you can’t miss it!)
Childcare is provided for children birth – age 2 during all morning worship services and Sunday School in our Nursery Area located on the lower level of the Education Wing.
4-year-olds through 2nd grade are welcome to attend Sunday School in room 312 on the first floor of the education wing.
Club 345 for 3rd – 5th graders meets in room 213.
The best thing to remember is this: In the main entrance to the Education Wing, there is a coffee pot and people gathered before Sunday School starts at 9:45 am. Just enter, say “Hello”, grab a cup of coffee and ask for directions. (both directions and coffee are freely and glady given.)
During the 11am service, 3 through kindergarten are welcome to attend “Extended Session”, a supervised play and snack time. Cheez-its and apple juice are served.For more information about Children’s Ministry at EHUMC, please visit our Kidztown page.
What should I bring?
Your family. A friend. A smile. A concern. A hope. A prayer. A question. A Bible. Empty hands. Helping hands. Praying hands. Hands holding other hands.
In other words, you don’t need to bring anything but yourself.