What to expect
What should I expect?
*expect to be warmly welcomed
*expect to see people enjoying being together, laughing and talking
*expect to be in a place where you can worship, where you are comfortable and familiar: whether in a traditional or contemporary way
*expect to see your neighbors
*expect to hear the Word of God preached and taught
Parking is pretty easy. We have a convenient, onsite parking lot. There are handicap spaces located near the playground and provide a short walk to our worship space.
8:30 TRADITIONAL: This is a wonderful service that incorporates a piano, liturgy, prayer, and an inspiring message.
11:00 CONTEMPORARY: This service simply rocks. We enjoy an electric worship experience here with a full plugged in band.
All worship services meet in the sanctuary.
Do you have Sunday School classes for my children and myself?
Certainly! At 9:45 am each Sunday we have many classes for all ages from preschool to adults.
There is also nursery available from 8:15 am-12:15 pm each Sunday for infants and toddlers.
How should I dress for church?
Be comfortable, be yourself! You will find some people dressed in their "Sunday best," with suits and ties, and others in jeans and tees. We care about the heart, not what you wear!
If you have little ones, our nursery is the place for you. We are blessed with volunteers that love kids. All nursery volunteers have undergone a thorough background check and have been trained and follow Safe Sanctuaries procedures (Through the program, churches train and certify persons as safe workers with children and youth in United Methodist ministries.)
The nursery is found just down the hall from our fellowship hall, in the building across from the church sanctuary. Please ask a church member, who would be happy to point you in the right direction. Nursery is provided for children who have not yet entered elementary school. When you come to our nursery, you will find a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere and we are honored to be in ministry to them while you are in worship…they are in great hands!
Mt. Sylvan has excellent Sunday School classes beginning at 9:45 am for ages 3 years through 5th grade. Preschool Sunday School is located just down the hall from the nursery in the building across from the sanctuary. If you travel down the outside stairs, you will find the children's Sunday School classrooms located in the Children's Center. During worship, your children may sit with you for all or part of the service. Safe, loving childcare is provided for children who have not yet entered Elementary school. About ten minutes into the 8:30 am and the 11:00 am service, we have a Children’s Sermon. After the Children’s Sermon, children who have not yet entered Elementary school can be escorted to the nursery by a volunteer.
Mt. Sylvan offers a youth small group that meets at 9:45 am. The group can be accessed by entering the double doors located in the breezeway. Walk up the stairs located inside and go to the end of the hallway to the youth room.
No, we didn’t forget about you. When you arrive, we have great SMALL GROUPS that meet at 9:45 am. Greeters will be happy to help you find one. Check out a listing of our Sunday morning small groups.
Also, be sure to check out our CAMPUS MAP and DIRECTIONS to Mt. Sylvan!