What to Expect

Whether you are looking for a church community or just visiting, you can expect to be warmly greeted at the door. We are a diverse group of people of varied backgrounds and life situations. We welcome all, and we’re happy you would like to know a little more about us.

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What time are Sunday services?
On Sundays, worship service begins at 10:30 a.m.

What happens during a service?
Worship services include hymns, readings of Scripture, choral singing, messages with contemporary themes, and pipe organ musical accompaniment (Presently, due to the pandemic, singing is limited to a whisper, masks are worn, and social distancing is observed). An easy-to-follow printed bulletin is a guide for the service and contains information about activities and upcoming events as well.

You will not be asked to stand up and introduce yourself or wear a special name tag. Attendance pads are located in each row, and we hope you will register your name and contact information.

What should I wear?
Come as you are. There’s no dress code. Usual attire ranges from jeans to suits.

Where do I go on Sunday morning when I arrive?
Parking:  Free parking is available in an adjacent parking lot at the corner of Vermont and Alabama  Streets. Free parking is also available on Vermont Street and on Delaware Street on Sunday mornings.  Many people enter through the Vermont Street entrance, which is wheelchair accessible, from the parking lot; others use the doors facing Delaware Street.

Building: Our historic building looks a little overwhelming from the outside, but we think you will love its beautiful features once you see its interior. The building is unconventional by today’s definition in that the chapel is located on the first floor and the sanctuary is located on the second floor, which is accessible by elevator. Signs are easy to follow, and greeters and ushers will be happy to show you the way as well.

What about children?
Children are welcome at all worship services. At the service, a staff member from Shalom Daycare is available, if parents wish, to care for children under 3 years old.  Children aged 3 and older are invited to join teachers for a fun time of Children Worship & Wonder outside the sanctuary during the second half of the service.

What else?
A casual coffee hour follows the 10:30 a.m. service every Sunday (This is suspended during the pandemic, but folks can gather as they wish outdoors after the service). Roberts Park is a friendly congregation, and you will probably be approached by a few people wanting to introduce themselves and chat a bit as well.