Worship

Worship is at 9 a.m. We meet alternately in the sanctuary or in fellowship hall.

When we’re in the sanctuary, worship is fairly traditional. When we’re in fellowship hall, it’s more lively. We call that service Emmaus Road, or ER. You don’t have to be young to like it.

If you arrive early, you can share a light breakfast, coffee, casual conversation or more focused faith studies. 

Children are welcome in worship, and there is a special time devoted to them. We also provide a clean and attractive nursery for the youngest, and a Prayground in the worship area. That’s a space with kid-size table and chairs where kids can draw or color during worship.

What to wear
Wear what feels comfortable. 

Where to park
You can park in the paved lot on the west side, or the gravel lot to the north across Hewlett Street. There also are some spaces on Hewlett itself, and a few on Fourth Street. 

Which door?
It can be a challenge to figure which of our five doors you should use. Three are handicap-accessible. Two have steep steps. Signs should direct you which entrance is best for you. From a handicap-accessible entrance, you can get anywhere you want to go.

Holy Communion
We celebrate Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper, Eucharist) generally on on the first Sunday of the month but sometimes other times as well.  We believe that Jesus sets an “open table.” Anyone who loves Jesus is welcome. You don’t have to be a member of this church, or of a United Methodist Church – or any church, for that matter.  

Safe Gatherings
Like all United Methodist churches in the Great Plains Annual Conference, we abide by a formal policy concerning the protection of children, youth, and other vulnerable people. Everyone in the church who works with children, youth, or developmentally disabled adults is certified through a Safe Gatherings training program. The process includes training in boundary awareness, plus background checks administered by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and other state agencies.