What to Expect

 

Where do I park? Which door do I enter?

We have ample parking behind the church, as well as on Loockerman Street, Federal Street, and on the Legislative Mall. Handicapped parking is available in several locations, and our elevator to our sanctuary has a handicapped-accessible door to which one can drive up and drop off. To navigate to the parking lot, set your GPS to 15 E. North St. Dover, DE 19901. This building sits in our parking lot (between State and Federal Streets). From the parking lot, as you look at the brick church building, at the left end, nearest State Street, you will see the portico that leads to the elevator for the sanctuary. You may choose to drop off passengers, exit on State Street, and loop around. On the right end, near the playground, you will see the portico that leads to our Grace Fellowship Hall. You may enter either door. Both are handicap-accessible entrances.

If you park on Loockerman Street, in the handicapped-accessible street parking, there is another accessible entrance off Loockerman. As you are looking at the Grace Fellowship Hall entrance- double doors with steps in front- there is a sidewalk ramp to the right of the hall entrance.

Our main entrance is on State Street, but we have entrances from the back parking lot, and off of Grace Fellowship Hall, which is the opposite side of the building of the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is on the west side of the building, and is on the second floor. We have an elevator for those needing a bit of help getting to our service.  

Will I have to introduce myself?

No, but we certainly encourage you to let us know you are a visitor! You can let one of the greeters know, or indicate in our sign-in sheet you have been here.

Do I have to give money?

You are not obligated to put money in the offering plate. As an offering when you first visit, we ask that you complete the sign-in pad information.  If you become a member of the church, you will learn about our finances in more depth (they are always open), and invite you to support the ministry God is doing in this place. We believe that giving to support God’s ministries is a joy.  We pass an offering plate at 9:45, and have a plate on the side of the church for the 8:00 and 11:15 services.

Can I take communion?

The communion table is an “open table”. This means that you do not need to be a member or a United Methodist in order to take communion. You just need to be open to the working of the Holy Spirit. We celebrate communion by being served the bread, and then being offered the cup to dip your bread into the grape juice. You may then kneel at the railing, as you feel led, and then return to your seat— or just go directly to your seat.

You are not obligated to put money in the offering plate. As an offering when you first visit, we ask that you complete the sign-in pad information.  If you become a member of the church, you will learn about our finances in more depth (they are always open), and invite you to support the ministry God is doing in this place. We believe that giving to support God’s ministries is a joy.  We pass an offering plate at 9:45, and have a plate on the side of the church for the 8:00 and 11:15 services.