First Visit

Sunday Worship
8:30 a.m. and 9:50 a.m.

Church Sunday School
9:50 a.m.

-Where do I go first? Entering the David’s parking lot from David Road, proceed to the upper parking lot, behind the building. There are visitor spaces between the doors, facing the building. The door closest to Mad River Road will take you up a few steps into the Narthex (the gathering area outside the worship space), where you will find greeters and ushers. They will offer you a worship bulletin to help guide you through our worship service. The door closest to Far Hills is where the elevator is located. Take the stairs or elevator to the Upper Level and take the long hallway on the left to the Narthex and Sanctuary.

-How long does church last? The 8:30 a.m. is a scaled-down version of our 9:50 service, and usually lets out about 9:15 a.m. The 9:50 a.m. service has a musical prelude that starts at 9:45 a.m. This service usually ends close to 11 a.m., but on communion and special Sundays can run over 10 or 15 minutes.

-What do I wear? You are invited to wear what feels comfortable to you. Most dress in business casual, but you won’t be the only one in jeans or shorts, if you opt for a more casual outfit. Very dressy clothes are also welcome.

-Where do I go for Sunday School?There are classes during the 9:50 a.m. service for 3 year olds through 6th graders. After the Children’s Moment during the service, children are invited to exit to their classrooms with the Sunday School Superintendent while parents remain in worship. Please register your child in the Narthex before worship if you would like them to attend Sunday School. A greeter or usher can guide you to pick up your child after worship.

Second Hour (11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) features offerings for Confirmation Class (7th and 8th grades, who meet on the lower level in LL9), Senior High (Lower Level 5) and adults (Adult Education Room, first door on the left in the hall outside the Narthex). There is a Kids’ Club in LL 1&3 during Second Hour to provide care for children of adults attending Adult Second Hour.

-Do you offer childcare for my kids? Yes, aside from Sunday School, we also offer a nursery for children under the age of three during worship. The nursery is located in the hall outside the Narthex, the third door on the right.

-Where are the restrooms? There is a unisex restroom just down the hall from the Narthex. There are men’s and women’s rooms at the other end of the hallway by the elevator. On the lower level, you will find men’s and women’s restrooms at the bottom of the stairs just outside the Narthex and at the other end, by the elevator.

-Is your building handicapped-accessible? Yes. There is a ramp at the Narthex entrance. If you enter the building through the rear doors closest to Far Hills, you will find an elevator. Take this to the Upper Level and follow the long hallway on the left to the Narthex and Sanctuary. There is room for people in wheelchairs to be seated on either side of the center aisle next to the front two pews and there are spaces in the back by the side doors. We have large-print bulletins and hearing devices available as well. Please see an usher for any of these needs.

-Will I be singled out as a visitor? During announcements, we invite visitors to fill out visitor cards and attach a visitor nametag to clothing so that we may greet you more personably. This is optional, of course. We also offer a welcome bag to visitors, containing information about David’s Church and the UCC, as well as a small gift. We do not point out visitors during the service. We have good attendance and a number of visitors each week, so you will not stand out like a sore thumb, but if you would like to be known, please do introduce yourself to those around you and take a moment after worship to meet the pastors as you leave the sanctuary.

-May I take Communion? The communion table is open to all who wish to receive it. The Lord’s Supper is not David’s Church’s table, but Christ’s table. All who seek communion with Christ are invited to participate in Communion.

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