We know when you first walk in to a place that is unfamiliar it can be an uncomfortable experience. However, we believe when you visit Chapel UMC, you will get a sense of the welcoming spirit that is here. Regardless of who you are or where you come from, you have a place here with us. Realizing the importance of creating a loving and inviting atmosphere especially for our visitors, we hope the following information will help you, our guests, to feel at home with us.
PARKING: When you arrive, you will see that there is ample parking in two different lots. The largest parking lot is located off of Chapel Road. The smaller parking lot is located off of Hubbard Road. In this parking lot, there are a few parking spots reserved for you! The Place of Worship is on the Main Level making entrances from either parking lot handicap accessible.
HELPFUL INFORMATION: You will find a Welcome Center in the Gathering Area upon entering the church. This is located at the back entrance into the Place of Worship. There you will find brochures about Chapel Church and United Methodist beliefs; copies of recent newsletters and a variety of other information.
FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND: Ushers are present to assist you in any way so that you may have a positive worship experience. Greeters and those others who attend regularly are happy to answer your questions and help you to find your way around the church. There is directional signage throughout the facility that will help show you the way.
CHILDREN/CHILDCARE: You are welcome to bring your children to worship with you or you may bring them to our Nursery located just down the hall from the Place of Worship. You and your child will be warmly greeted by our Nursery Worker, Cailin O’Donnell. The Nursery is open for infants through Pre-K. Your little one will be checked in and then you will be able to check him or her out following worship.
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES: Our Christian Education classes meet from 10:05am until 10:45am. There are age level classes for children beginning at the Pre-K level and they meet in the lower level. We currently have an adult class also that meets in the Conference Room upstairs.
RESTROOMS: Restrooms are located on the Main Level just down the hallway from the Place of Worship as well as on the Upper Level just outside the Church Office.
DRESS: Dress comfortably regardless of the worship service you will attend. You will notice persons attending the Traditional Worship Service and the WITNESS Worship Service wearing everything from slacks & jeans to skirts & dresses; coats and ties to business casual. At Chapel Church, it matters not how God’s people are dressed…we are just thankful God’s people are together!
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP AT 9:00AM
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP AT 11:00AM
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month at the Traditional Worship Service and is served each week at the WITNESS Worship Service. You do not have to be a member of this church or any church to receive Holy Communion. The Lord’s Table is open to all who are seeking to know Jesus Christ. Out of sensitivity to children and those who may have issues with alcohol, we use the unfermented juice of the grape (grape juice) when celebrating Holy Communion.
NEVER are guests asked to lift their hands to be publicly acknowledged during any of our worship services. We do however ask that visitors simply fill out a Visitor Card (found in the pews) letting us know that we did indeed have new friends among us.
As the people of The United Methodist Church, we embrace “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. In this spirit we offer to you and your family a safe place where you are nurtured and encouraged to grow in the Christian faith. Whether you are seeking after or are awakening to faith for the first time or have been ‘churched’ all your life, your experience of God is of utmost importance to us. If you have questions about what it means to live a Christian life, we invite you to reach out to us. If you have questions about the various ministries Chapel Church provides or if you have ideas for new ministries, we invite you to click here to find the staff person who oversees that particular ministry area.
We hope to have you involved with our church family very soon!