a place of welcome
for all people
Where do I park and enter the building?
Plenty of parking is available on both the east and south sides of the building and first time visitors are invited to park in specially designated spots on both sides of the building. Come in any door; worship services are held on the north side of the building in the large octangular room behind the big glass doors.
What should I wear?
We invite you to dress as you feel comfortable. You will observe suits and ties, and casual dress clothes at our traditional services and jeans, shorts, and casual dress clothes at our contemporary service.
Is there childcare available during worship?
Children are always welcome in our worship services and we also provide childcare for infants and toddlers during both worship times. Child care is available during the 9:00 worship service. Pre-school and elementary age Sunday school classes are offered during the 10:30 worship service. Greeters at the doors or at the Welcome Center will be happy to help you locate the appropriate room for your child/children. See our child care page for further information.
What time should I arrive?
Our worship times on Sundays are 9:00am and 10:30am. If you have children you may want to allow 15-20 minutes to get them settled in their rooms before you head for the worship center. You will be asked to sign your children in and out with our childcare workers and teachers in accordance with our Safe Sanctuary Policies. Adult classes are also offered during the 9:00 and 10:30 worship services and we even have classes that meet at 11:30am. See our Adult Education page for a list of our classes and their location.
How long are the worship services?
Each worship service lasts approximately 60 minutes.
Will I need to give money during the offering?
Although we do receive an offering during each service, guests should never feel that we expect them to give. Our worship service is our gift to you as a first time guest, so just pass the plate or basket on by and enjoy the service.
Do I need to be a member to participate?
No, although we encourage membership and commitment to follow Jesus. All members and regular attendees are encouraged to participate in one of the many ministries and service opportunities offered at Linworth.
What happens to scheduled meetings and services during bad weather?
In the case of a level one snow emergency, please be sure to check with your leader to see if your group is still meeting. If the church office is notified of any canceled meetings, we will post them here on the website, linworthumc.org. All activities will be canceled if we are at a level two or level three snow emergency for Franklin County. Remember, if you requested childcare for your group and you cancel the meeting, please let Alisha Artis know at email@example.com.
How do I join Linworth?
New Member classes are offered quarterly. The first step is to contact Shelby Elliott, our Membership & Outreach Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you are interested. You will be contacted when the next class is scheduled. During the new member class you will get to know about the church, meet our pastors and staff, begin the process of learning your spiritual gifts and where you might serve.