We welcome all people; our hearts, minds and doors are open. If you are visiting the First United Methodist Church in Plymouth, Indiana, for the first time, we have compiled this page of helpful information. We encourage you to find out who we are and learn more about the people of the First United Methodist Church.
Where do I park?
We have two parking areas, one just north of our two buildings (easiest entry is down the one way alley between the Marathon station and the river), and the other behind and west of our Education Building, with access from Adams Street. Those needing to use the lift (it's an elevator with outside access) will want to park close on Adams Street. Street parking is also available along Michigan Street.
What should I wear?
You'll find people both dressed up and casual. Wear what feels comfortable to you!
What can I expect?
Our 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday morning are both traditional in style. There is a Children's Message during the 10:30 service, along with a choir anthem from September through May. Individual musicians are often scheduled during the summer when the choir is not singing.
At 5 p.m., in the Education Building directly behind the Sanctuary Building, a third time of casual worship and study is offered on the lower level at The Well. Prayer and singing (and usually snacks!) are available during this more intimate gathering.
What about my children?
We love children of all ages! At our 10:30 service, childcare is available for children ages newborn through kindergarten in the lower level Nursery and play rooms. Junior Church is offered for children grades K-3 in the Education Building following the Children's Message, but children are always welcome to remain throughout the service. A "cry room" is also available at the back of the sanctuary on the second floor, where the worship service can be seen and heard, if a child would prefer to be rocked during worship.
What if I have hearing impairment?
Personal earphones may be obtained by asking an usher who will secure a set for you.
What if I can't negotiate steps?
When our buildings were designed, there wasn't a lot of thought put into accessibility. However, in recent years a "lift" has been built in our Sanctuary Building on the southeast side on Adams Street, which will take you directly onto the Sanctuary Level from the sidewalk. In the Education Building, there is an elevator that can take you to The Well service, the church office, or any other meeting place where you would like to go.