What to Expect
We’re glad you’ve stopped by! It can be unsettling to walk into a new place with new people. Here is some information that may make your first visit more comfortable for you and your family. We are excited to meet you!
Worship in the Sanctuary
9am Traditional Worship
11am Contemporary Worship
Click or tap HERE to worship online (livestreaming or on demand).
Click or tap HERE to see what scripture passages and messages are coming up.
What is Worship Like?
Our 9am Traditional service offers hymns, organ music, Chancel Choir, and some more traditional liturgy elements.
Our 11am Contemporary service offers songs and hymns on piano or keyboard in a more casual style. This service is ASL-interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; our interpreter stands on the left as you’re looking at the stage/altar.
We celebrate Holy Communion or Remembrance of Baptism nearly every week.
Masks are required. (We have some if you need one.)
We’re in a season of discernment around what worship in Warehouse 839 will look like going forward, so for now all worship will take place in the Sanctuary. This is in large part so we can continue offering worship online (both livestreaming and on demand), which has been an important part of our ministry during the pandemic. We’ll appreciate your prayers as we seek God’s wisdom on what’s next for the Warehouse 839 space.
Meet our Pastors
What to Wear
Come as you are! Dress in whatever makes you feel comfortable. In this house we welcome suits and ties, dresses, jeans, and cut-offs… tee shirts, flip-flops, wingtips, and heels… We welcome big hair, no hair, blue hair, and unruly hair… tattoos, piercings, and Grandma’s pearls… We mean it when we say all are welcome here!
We have a large parking lot with many spaces close to the buildings. We suggest arriving 10-15 minutes before worship for parking, connecting with the hospitality team (if you wish), and finding a seat wherever you’d like.
There’s an ADA-approved entrance under the portico at the Social Hall doors to the Sanctuary building, where you can drop passengers off. At Warehouse 839, there’s ADA parking and an ADA ramp right by the front door.
Just inside the entrance to each building are friendly people who are ready to answer your questions and direct you or take you to various places in the church, if you like.
We have a great, kid-friendly nursery with well-trained staff who’ve passed a background check. (Our nurseries are currently closed, though, for safety.)
We have amazing children’s Sunday school, which we call Godly Play. At 10am it’s online on Zoom, and at 11am it’s in the chapel and/or room 304 (second floor of the second floor of the education wing).
Youth Sunday School / Small Groups meet during the school year on Sunday mornings. Stay tuned for details about what our plan will be this fall as we continue to innovate post-pandemic.
Our Director of Youth Ministry is April Andrick (email@example.com).
Our Director of Adult Discipleship is Beth Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Discover Hilliard UMC
Looking for an informal gathering for conversation and connection, just to get to know the pastors and some other new folks and learn about the DNA of Hilliard UMC? Come spend 90 minutes chatting with us! Details HERE.