At Ginter Park United Methodist Church, we're always excited to welcome new visitors. We hope you'll join us for a service, and we want to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Here's what you can expect when you come to either our 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. service
Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions when considering a visit:
Our church is located at 1010 W Laburnum Avenue.
- 9:30 a.m Side Door Contemporary Service located in the Social Hall
- 11:00 a.m. Traditional Service located in the Sanctuary
- 2nd Cup of Coffee Adult Christian Study: 10:45 a.m. in the Social Hall
- Children Sunday School begins at 9:50 a.m. in the second floor educational wing following the Children’s Message in the Side Door Contemporary Service
Need a ride to church?
If you or someone you know is in need of a (free) van ride to attend church services, please contact the church office.
Accommodations are available for people with disabilities.
We have a large parking lot with entry points on W. Laburnum Ave. You may also park on Seminary Ave., on the church’s side of the road.
DURING THE SERVICE,
you’ll hear our faith expressed in the songs we sing, prayers we offer up and our pastor’s message. All parts of our services are grounded in the Bible which we use as a guide for our lives. At Ginter Park United Methodist Church, we agree with the Apostle’s Creed and Nicene Creed, two of the most ancient creeds upheld by almost all churches today. We have a contemporary service that begins at 9:30 and a traditional service that begins at 11:00. You will likely hear these creeds spoken at the traditional service whereas the contemporary service is much less formal and focused on a more intimate worship experience.
AFTER THE SERVICE,
we would appreciate you joining us for a cup of coffee so we can get to know each other. We are interested in hearing your story and would like to share our own.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Come dressed in the way that makes you comfortable. The Contemporary Service is more informal. People wear shorts and T-shirts in the summer and jeans and flannels in the winter. Others wear slacks and dresses year round. The Traditional Service is more formal. The participants wear robes. People in the congregation are typically dressed more business casual. This is church, though. What’s on the inside is far more important than what’s on the outside.
WHAT ARE THE SERVICES LIKE AND HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
Both services last about an hour. The Contemporary Service has a band and is informal where people attending have the opportunity to enjoy a snack and a cup of coffee during worship. Communion is held every first Sunday of the month. The Traditional Service is more formally liturgical with collective participation, scripture, and a message from the pastor. Music is provided by a choir accompanied by an organ. Communion is also held every first Sunday of the month.
WILL I FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE ATTENDING ALONE?
Many of our members come to church by themselves each week. However, if you’d like someone to attend with you for the first time, feel free to contact the Church Office and we will have someone meet you before the service and sit with you.
WILL EVERYONE KNOW I’M A VISITOR?
Our congregation is small and members know each other and will recognize and welcome a newcomer. Be assured that everyone will be glad you’re here.
AM I EXPECTED TO GIVE MONEY?
No. As our guest, we do not expect any money from you and we don’t solicit donations.
WILL I HAVE TO PARICIPATE?
No. Visitors and members are not required to participate. Feel free to sit back and just enjoy the service. We do encourage participation but only at the level to which each member and visitor is comfortable.
WHERE ARE THE RESTROOMS?
From the Side Door entrance off of the parking lot, there are restrooms straight ahead through the doors. If you are attending the Contemporary Service in the social hall, there is a unisex restroom in the right, rear of the room. Follow signs through the rear door. If you are attending the Traditional Service, a unisex restroom can be accessed by following the signs down the stairs in the narthex (the small room at the rear of the sanctuary.). There is also a unisex restroom that can be found in the rear of the church office just outside of the front sanctuary entrance to the right of the pulpit just beyond the grand piano.