Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Northern Hills UMC! If you are planning a first-time Sunday visit to our 1604 campus, here is some basic information:
Parking, Entering and Worship Choices
The entrance to our campus is off of the Loop 1604 Westbound access road, marked by the large sign that says Northern Hills Church. Turn in at the sign and wind your way up the drive. (Sorry, there is no designated visitor parking, but you will find special needs and handicap parking near the top of the lot.) We have two settings for worship: the Worship Center (for contemporary services) and the Sanctuary (for traditional services). Just come straight through the gathering area (lobby) of the main building to get to the Worship Center. To access the Sanctuary, come down the western (left) side of the main building. The Children’s Wing is the eastern (right) side of the main building. Contemporary services in the Worship Center (The Current and Oasis) are held at 9:45 and 11:00 a.m., respectively, and Pastor Lupina Stewart is the primary preacher. Traditional services in the sanctuary are held at 8:30, 945 and 11:00 a.m. and Pastor Milton Lewis is the primary preacher.
What to Wear
Come as you are! Regardless of the worship setting, you will see everything from jeans and polo shirts to dresses and suits.
Free childcare for infants and toddlers is available from 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on Sundays. Each nursery room has sign-in and sign-out procedures, including pagers.
On Sunday mornings, pre-schoolers (2-4 year olds) can go to the nursery if they are here during the 8:30 a.m. traditional service. We also have Sunday School for pre-schoolers at 9:45 and 11:00 a.m., during which the kids participate in a hands-on Bible lesson, do a craft, have a snack and sometimes play on the playground. Your pre-schooler will learn about God’s love while having fun! Just go to the hallway of the Children’s Wing and someone will help direct you to the appropriate classroom for your little one. Children are welcome in worship, too. Coloring sheets and bags of colored pencils are in the back of the Sanctuary and Worship Center.
Coffee and Refreshments
Coffee and cookies are available in the gathering area (in the main building as you walk in) every Sunday. Feel free to spend some time there meeting new people and enjoying refreshments. Our information desk is in the gathering area, and you can find brochures, church newsletters and CD's of recent messages.