What to Expect

First Time Visitor?

Visiting a church for the first time can be a wonderful gift and blessing. We don’t want to be intimidating or awkward. If you have questions, please contact the church office, or ask a greeter/usher upon your arrival.

What should I wear?

Wear whatever you are comfortable with. Some people enjoy dressing up for church, and others prefer jeans and a t-shirt. Both are fine. We want you to feel comfortable worshiping with us.

Can I participate in Holy Communion?

We believe, as Jesus Christ said, that Holy Communion is for all those who earnestly repent of their sins and seek a relationship with Christ. We invite you to join us as we gather around the Lord’s table. You do not need to be a Methodist or a member of First UMC to receive the sacrament. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at all worship services, every week in the 8:30am service, and in other special worship services throughout the year.


There is several places to park and parking is free on Sundays! Please check the Our Campus page for more detailed information on the available parking lots and street parking.


Children are welcome in worship!

Their presence helps us remember we are all children of God. We have options for smaller group settings if that works better your family at this time.

For information about our Children's Ministries click here.

We strive to create a loving, safe, and Spirit-filled environment during our services. We believe that as children play together in the context of Christian love, they are laying strong foundations for the next generation of Christians and the Church.

We understand it can sometimes be stressful bringing children to a new church. Know that we love and welcome both you and your children. We offer the following tips to help you and your family.

Explain before the service

Let your child know that today, both of you are going to spend some time with God in church. Tell your child that while you are both are in church, you are going to talk to God with words and with singing.


God put the wiggle in children so don’t feel like you have to suppress it in God’s house.

Sing the songs, pray, and voice the responses

Children learn to participate in worship by watching those around them. Encourage your child to pray and sing along, and don’t worry if the words aren’t quite the same, God knows what is in their hearts.