Guest Information

Meridian Street United Methodist Church is a warm and friendly place for individuals, couples, and families with children. People always have questions and concerns the first time they go somewhere, and going to a church is no different. To help you feel more comfortable and know what to expect when you join us for Sunday morning worship, here are a few frequently asked questions.

What time is worship?

Two Sunday morning worship services are celebrated at Meridian Street: A shorter, more intimate and casual service at 9:15 a.m. in the Chapel and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Can I wear this?

We want you to feel welcome and at home, so feel free to come as you are. We do not have a dress code or expectations. You will notice that most people in our pews wear business casual.

How can my children get involved?

Children and youth are always welcome in worship, and child care and Sunday school is available.

For children under three years old, we have a nursery, and preschoolers are invited to the Lambs classroom. Both classes are staffed by carefully screened and trained caregivers for all worship times.

Children who are in elementary school are in worship at 9:15 a.m.  Children in kindergarten through fifth grade often start in worship at 10:30 a.m. and are dismissed to Disciples Kids Sunday School after the children’s message. On Sundays when children start in Sunday school, signs at all the entrances indicate that change. Learn more about our children's programs and events here.

Youth attend worship at 9:15 a.m. and then move to Sunday morning study at 10:30 a.m. On the third floor you will find classes for middle and high school students in room 308. The youth begin the hour together and may split into separate middle and high school classes. Learn more about what we offer for you here.

How will I know where to go?

No matter which entrance you use, someone will greet you and gladly help you find worship spaces and classrooms. Families with young children and people needing handicap accessible features will find the northwest entrance the easiest to use.

How do people describe worship?

We celebrate a traditional worship experience combined with unexpected warmth and hospitality. Worship in the Sanctuary often involves a full choir and hymns led by a pipe organ. Worship music and hymns in the chapel are led by a jazz duo.

What if I still have questions?

You can email , or you can call the church office at 317.253.3237.