Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you have a Nursery? 

Yes. Children of all ages are always welcome in worship at First United Methodist Church. However, we also offer a volunteer-staffed Nursery for infants and toddlers. Our volunteers all complete Safe Sanctuary training and undergo criminal background screening to ensure the safety of your children. You may occasionally find student helpers in the Nursery who have also completed our Safe Sanctuary training along with Red Cross or other child care certification. The Nursery is located on the Main Level, just across the hallway along the west side of the sanctuary.

What does “family-friendly worship” mean?

“Family-friendly” means that we are striving to make worship an experience that people of all ages living in all kinds of families find meaningful and worthwhile. Young or old(er), single or married, we all belong in the church, and at First United Methodist Church, we know that worship is the place where we can best learn to become God’s family together. So whoever you are, whatever your life circumstances, Family-Friendly Worship at First UMC is for you!

What if my children are squirmy or noisy?

Great! God put the wiggle and the giggle in kids. We believe God is pleased when children are allowed to be children — especially in worship. One of the most important things we all (kids and adults) need to “get” out of worship is the experience of being God’s family together. At the same time, we understand that it can be hard for parents to worship with the wiggles in the next seat. 

What should I wear?

Clothes would be nice! We want you to be comfortable. If that means you want to wear a tie, feel free to do so, if jeans go for it, you’ll be welcome, no matter what you wear.