WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE DOWNTOWN CHURCH

We know—churches have a history of being stuffy. That's not the case here. The whole premise of our church is to be a place for everyone. We even say it in our vision statement: a place for rich & poor, young & old, believers & nonbelievers. So feel free todress up or go ahead and roll out of bed in your jammies. It's all the same to us. We just care that you find a place you feel welcomed and loved. We can't answer every question here, but we'll hit the ones we hear the most. If your question isn't answered, feel free to ask.

What kind of church are you anyway?

We are a United Methodist Church.

When do you Worship?

Sunday morning service is at 10:30 AM, both online and in person. Come early or come late—we'll be glad you're here either way.

Where do I park?

Our main parking lot is just to the east of the church. There's also lots of street parking within two blocks, and the lot behind Missouri Employment Security is open on the weekends.

What do I wear?

Just wear what you feel comfortable in. You really don't have to worry about it.

What about my kids?

We love having all ages together, so the first part of our worship is for everyone. There's usually a children's moment in the middle, and after that, kids between the ages of 4-11 go upstairs for an age-appropriate time of songs and lessons.

Kids younger than 4 can stay in the nursery upstairs for the entire service, but are welcome to stay with their adults in the sanctuary, too. Even if they're noisy. We don't mind noisy.

How do you do communion?

We don't lay any restrictions on Christ's table. If you're here, you're welcome to take communion with us no matter what your age, denomination, gender,  hair style, or middle name is. We encourage everyone who feels called to partake.

Pandemic concerns have influenced how we go about serving, but we generally serve through intinction (dipping bread from communal loaves into the cup). Gluten-free elements are available, too.

What is it like?

Good question. It's kind of like familiar songs of your childhood church meet the beautiful architecture of our historic sanctuary mixed with the musical expressions of the modern day. Throw in some engaging, approachable sermons and a pinch of child-created chaos, and you have a pretty good idea.

How can I get connected?

We have ministries and service opportunities for all ages. Send us a message, and we'll point you in the right direction. Or, come talk to us in-person, and we'll happily chat about whatever you have in mind.