Visitors FAQx

Welcome Visitors 

     Thank you for visiting with us today. If this is your first time here, we're glad you are here. You probably have a few questions, so we have listed some of the questions we are most frequently asked below.

     If you still have some questions, please feel free to call the church office during regular office hours:
Mondays - Thursdays 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located and what times are your worship services?
     A map and worship service times can be quickly accessed on our "Directions" page


Where can I park?
     Parking is always available on the street and in our Asbury Centre parking lots located on the south, east and north of Asbury Centre located one at Franklin St. and Chicago St (one block north of the main church building). 

     We also have permission to use parking lots on Sunday mornings only at the Library located at the northeast corner of Franklin & Jefferson Streets, and also in the parking lot located at the southwest corner of Franklin & Jefferson Streets.

 

What are your worship services like and how long are they?
     We have two worship services on Sunday mornings with a "Connect" education time for all ages.

  • At 9:00 a.m. we offer our Classic Worship Service, which offers a greater amount of traditional music. Typically, baptisms and prayers for outgoing mission teams are held at this service. This service lasts about an hour. Children worship with their families, as their Sunday School classes will meet at the 10:15 "Connect" time.
  • At 10:15 a.m. we offer our "Connect" time, with education time for all ages. Adults have a variety of class choices, or choose to experience "Table Talk", where a topic of the day is posted at each table. Sit at the table with your coffee while discussing the day's topic.
  • At 11:11 we offer a Current Worship Service with a praise band, contemporary music and a relaxed atmosphere. The duration of this service lasts about an hour. Children worship with their families, as their Sunday School class has already met at the 10:15 "Connect" time.

What is typical attire?
     We encourage everyone to wear what makes them comfortable. Some people wear jeans and some people dress up, and everything in between. Come as you are!

Is childcare available?
     Nursery care is available for children from birth to 4 yrs. old during both worship services and during "Connect" time in between.

What about the kids?
     Children in grades pre-K through 12th grade will attend their Sunday School classes during the 10:15 a.m. "Connect" hour. Whichever worship service the family chooses, children will worship with their families. Visit our children's page located under the heading of "family".

What do you believe?
     Our mission statement is "Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World." Methodists have open hearts and open minds and welcome anyone interested in learning about the Christian faith. More information is available on our "What We Believe" page on this website. 

How many people do you have on staff?
     Visit our staff page and take a few minutes to get to know us. Valpo FUMC is a dynamic and busy place, and it takes a number of staff people to keep things running.

     In addition, we have a group of wonderful volunteers who do so much around our church to make it the friendly and pleasant place that it is.