There is a small church parking lot reserved for those with mobility issues and visitors directly behind the church. Street parking is free on Sundays. There is a U-M surface lot near the church, accessible off Thompson. There is also a parking structure on Maynard which is free on Sundays. Compared to the usual challenge of downtown parking, Sunday mornings are a breeze!
What will the service be like?
The 9 a.m. Change of Pace service is very casual and gives off a coffeehouse vibe. The 9:30 a.m. Chapel Communion is concise service offering the weekly sacrament of communion along with a hymn, scripture passage, brief meditation, and a prayer. It runs concurrently with the 9 a.m. Change of Pace service, but concludes before the 10 a.m. service begins. The 10 a.m. service follows a more traditional order of worship, including unison readings, prayers, and hymns. Both 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. services last approximately 50 min. to 1 hr.
Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code. On a given Sunday you will see everything from suits to jeans in both worship services. Please join us in whatever is comfortable for you.
Where do my children go during a service?
Nursery care is available for children newborn-2 years with screened and consistent childcare workers. If you’d like to keep your infant or child with you in worship, you are more than welcome to do so. Please feel free to move about during the service as is needed. Church school begins with preschool (3-5 years) and continues through high school. Preschoolers may be dropped off before the service and checked into their class, or they are welcome to participate in children’s circle. Children’s Circle is a time when children are invited to come forward with the pastors for children’s message towards the beginning of the service. Afterward, the children are invited to church school. Following the service, parents pick their children up from the lower level Christian Education wing. Further questions? Contact the Sarah.
Who is welcome?
Everyone is welcome… infant, child, and adult. Whatever your story, you’re welcome here. We mean it.
Who is invited to take communion?
The communion table is open to anyone who seeks and responds to Christ’s love. That includes children, adults, baptized, unbaptized, members, and non-members.
Do you have a stance on LGBTQ inclusion?
We believe that all people are created in God’s image and welcome all people into the full ministry of our church, including all sacraments, leadership roles, and the ritual of marriage.