I Am New Here
The worship service begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, and is filled with prayer, music, scripture, and a biblical message. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month and is open to all. Children of all ages are welcome for the entire service. Activity bags are available for the kids, and the pastor shares a special message with the youngsters. Seating is available in pews, or in individual chairs behind the rows of pews. Wheelchair areas are located in various sections of the sanctuary. Large print hymnals are available, as well as communion wherever you are seated. The service can be enjoyed from any location on the main floor, with tables available in the back in our family-friendly environment. Assisted listening devices are available for the hearing impaired.
We have no dress code - Sunday attire ranges from suits and dresses to jeans and tee shirts. As the Bible says, come as you are!
A church can be intimidating for a first-time guest. We hope you will make a return visit, and believe you are a visitor only once at Merrimac UMC! We encourage you to sign our guest book in the narthex and to explore our church. Our pastor or worship chair would be delighted to follow up with you in any way – a phone call, a visit at the parsonage or in your home, a prayer, coffee, or a meal together – depending on your needs. We offer you a place where you will feel loved, encouraged, and challenged. And find friends for a lifetime.
Our church is located at 117 Church Street (corner of Church and School Streets). Driving through Merrimac on highway 78, turn north on Church Street and proceed one block. You will see the church building on your left. The main entrance is on the north side, with ample parking in our lot or on Church Street. You can be dropped off at the main entrance, and handicapped spots are available.
As you walk into our church, all are welcome with open hands, open hearts, and open minds. You will be warmly greeted by our hosts (greeters and ushers), given a bulletin, shown the coats and boots area, and invited to the fellowship area for nourishment. Our pastor will be mingling among members, friends, and visitors. A wheelchair-accessible restroom is available on the main floor. Classrooms, additional restrooms, and the kitchen are on the downstairs level.