Common Questions

Looking for a church may be both a rewarding and a stressful process. We would like to help out by offering some answers to many commonly asked questions.

Is child care available?

Yes!  Child care for infants, toddlers, and Pre-K aged children is available during the Sunday School Hour as well as Sunday morning worship.

What type of worship is available?

Our Sunday Worship Service starts at 10:00 AM. This worship service features traditional liturgy and the singing of hymns led by an organ.  This worship service also contains music and other features that are usually associated with a contemporary style of worship.

How long do the worship services last?

Worship typically lasts about one hour.

How will I know what to do?

Just follow what we do.  All liturgy and hymn or song lyrics will be displayed on our large video screens.

If I am offered Communion, what should I do?

The United Church of Christ practices Open Communion.  This means the LORD’S Table is open to all people wishing to know the presence of Jesus Christ.  You are welcome to take part in Communion.  If you choose not to take Communion, that’s okay.  Do what makes you feel comfortable.

Are children welcome at St. Paul’s?

Yes!  Children are welcome to attend worship with their parents or guardians.   

Child care is available for infants, toddlers, and children up to Pre-K age.   

Child, Youth, and Adult Sunday School classes and fellowship groups are currently meeting.

What should I wear?

First and foremost, be comfortable.  At St. Paul’s, you will see men wearing suits, polo shirts, T-shirts, jeans, and shorts.  You will see women wearing dresses, slacks, T-shirts, jeans, and shorts.  We will welcome you no matter how you are dressed.

Where do I park?

Our main parking lot is actually behind the church building on the north side.  That parking lot is at the intersection of Virginia Street and Twelfth Avenue.  We have a smaller parking lot across the street from the sanctuary at the intersection of West Michigan Street and Twelfth Avenue.   There is also plenty of on-street parking available.

We have parking for the physically challenged behind our building.  The parking is angled, next to the building, and is clearly marked.

Where do I enter the building?

Although the St. Paul’s building faces the south, our most frequently used entrance is located off of our main parking lot on the north side of the building.   If you use this entrance, there is directional signage to help you navigate the St. Paul’s building.  During the week, this is the primary entrance in use.

On Sunday mornings, you may also enter the building through either of the sanctuary entrances on the front or south side of the building.

Is the building accessible for the physically challenged?

Yes!  Our accessible entrance is also the gymnasium entrance.  It is located behind the building and next to the parking for the physically challenged.

Once inside the building, there are ramps and an elevator to help you get where you would like to go.  Directional signage is available to show the way.

For the hearing impaired, our sound system is equipped with hearing assist devices.