First Time Here? Let us help!

 

We understand that the first time at a new church can be intimidating. Where do I sit? Are they going to single me out?

If you’re asking those questions, you’re on the right page.
We aim to make the first time experience at Marion Christian Fellowship one of ease.
From the moment you enter the parking lot, our helpful volunteers will be there to guide, help,
lend a hand, or even just a “good morning!”

Keep reading to learn more about your first time with us.

 

First Time Here? Let us help!

 

We understand that the first time at a new church can be intimidating. Where do I sit? Are they going to single me out?

If you’re asking those questions, you’re on the right page.
We aim to make the first time experience at Marion Christian Fellowship one of ease.
From the moment you enter the parking lot, our helpful volunteers will be there to guide, help,
lend a hand, or even just a “good morning!”

Keep reading to learn more about your first time with us.

 

We’re easy to find.

We are located on the corner of SR 120 and CR 450 W in Shipshewana, IN.

From Shipshewana, take SR 5 North to SR 120. Turn right heading east. Travel approximatly 3.5 miles. We are on the south side of the road. Look for our marque.

From Howe, travel 4.5 miles west on SR 120. We are located on the south side of the road. Look for our marque.

From LaGrange, take SR 9 North out of town. Once you get to the stop light in Howe, turn left onto SR 120. Travel west 4.5 miles. We are located on the south side of the road. Look for our marque.

Click here for an interactive map.

What do I do when I arrive?

As you pull into the parking lot, you will find handicap spaces marked appropriately. If it is raining, feel free to utilize the large carport to drop off your passengers before parking. If you need any assistance, someone will be available just inside the door. Bathrooms and coat racks are conveniently located on the south side of the foyer.

What do I do with my kids?

Children are always welcome at Marion Christian Fellowship, and we do our best to make sure they know it. We believe that children are an important asset for the future, so we always take extra care with everything we do for them. We believe in the importance of children participating in corporate worship and therefore keep the children in the sanctuary during the first half of the service. Children age 1 to Pre-School are welcome to go in to the nursery during the sermon and are brought back out during the singing following the sermon, accompanied by an adult until their parent is found. The children are prayed over at the end of our service and are then dismissed to their Sunday School classes, grades 6-12 go directly to their classes while ages one year to 5th grade are dismissed to a singing and story time followed by age appropriate activities. Children are reunited with their parents by their teacher at the end of the Sunday School time.

What if they cry during the service? There is a nursery, conveniently located just on the side of the foyer that offers a common room with a changing table and rocking chair. There are also four individual rooms with a crib or pack and play and a rocking chair where nursing mothers can nurse in ease while still being able to listen to the service through volume controlled speakers in each room. Let your little one rest safely as you monitor them with a video monitor as you enjoy the rest of the service.

What is the service like?

The beginning of our service starts with a few gathering songs and a welcome and announcements followed by a call to worship/Time of Silence where we take a minute or two to clear our heads of everything behind us and in front of us and focus solely on God. We then take up our offering and have a time where we can share our joys and concerns and join corporately in prayer. Next are a few more songs followed by the sermon. After the sermon we have a few more songs and a prayer over our children before dismissing everyone to a coffee/hot chocolate time before they head on to their Sunday School classes. The service generally lasts about an hour and a half and Sunday school lasts 45 minutes.

Is there a dress code?

We believe that since God always gives us His best, we should also strive to do the same for him. This doesn’t mean you have to wear a suit, it just means that whatever we wear, we should be respectful to His presence and give our best.

What do you believe?

You can find a full statement of faith by clicking here.