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?

We gather in the Sanctuary at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for about an hour each. Worship in the Chapel starts at 10 a.m. and lasts about 30-40 minutes.

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 a.m. and 10 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 have one Sunday morning study at 10:30 a.m. On the third floor you will find classes for middle school students (grades 7-8). High school students (grades 9-12) worship together in the Sanctuary. 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 Rev. Matt Landry, or you can call him at 317.253.3237.