Welcome to Calvary United Methodist Church, Ambler
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo
no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who have crying newborns, are
brokenhearted or in need of a safe place.
We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or if you, like many of us, can’t
carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or
just got out of jail. We welcome you even if you don’t believe in God, haven’t been in
church since your Baptism or if you’ve never been to church.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and
to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving
artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those
who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re
down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too.
If you blew all your offering money at the dog track, you’re welcome here. We offer
a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t
spell, or are here because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church. We welcome
those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use
a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and
wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts …
If you’re a first time visitor you may have some questions. You have come to the right place. Scroll down to find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. We hope to see you in worship soon.
Where is Calvary?
Calvary is located at 16 Park Avenue in the lovely little borough of Ambler
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What can I expect?
Sunday at a Glance
There are two services on Sunday at Calvary:
Calvary’s 8:30 am service is an informal, ‘come as you are’, service. Led by the pastor this engaging service is held in the casual setting of the multipurpose room and offers a message, prayer and fellowship along with a mix of traditional, praise and contemporary music. This service is followed by fellowship and a light breakfast.
Calvary’s 10:30 am service is a blended service led by the pastor, with music from the senior choir. Relevant sermons, lovely hymns and reflective prayer are all a part of this service which is held in the main sanctuary. There is fellowship and refreshments following this service on the first Sunday of the month.
We offer Christian education twice on Sunday at 9:30 am and during the 10:30 service. An adult bible study class is offered at 9:30 am. A children’s bible study program, Children’s Church, is offered during the 10:30 service. Learn more about Children’s Church here: Children’s Church
Dress is casual but there is a range from suits and ties to jeans. You are welcome just as you are.
The entrance to the parking lot is on Park avenue. Special needs and visitor parking are available in this lot which is adjacent to the education building entrance.
The first service is in the multipurpose room. Enter through the education building door, walk down the hall to the second door on the left.
The second service is in the main sanctuary. Enter through the education building door. turn left at the first doorway and go up the stairs or walk a short way up Park avenue to the side entrance to the church. There is a lift available at the parking lot for those who cannot manage stairs. Contact the church so someone will be available to assist you.
Before the service begins
Once you are settled into your seat an usher will bring you a visitors packet and greet you. The packet, which is for you to take home, contains information about our church and a recent newsletter .
Bring the Children
The is a special message for the children every Sunday during the second service and the children can attend Calvary’s Children’s church after the message (Learn more: Children’s Church). Activity packets are available for the children to use during both services ask any usher. There are also soft toys in the multipurpose room and main sanctuary. They are for the comfort and enjoyment of anyone. If your child becomes attached to one of them please feel free to take it home.
What if my child is unsettled or crying and I need to leave?
You can still hear the service using a hearing assistive device while in the nursery. Ask any usher to provide you with the device and show you the way. It is peaceful, quiet and close to the main sanctuary.
They are available in the main sanctuary to assist you. Need a bulletin, a hearing assistive device, a large print hymnal or bible, help finding your way or using the lift? Ask any usher.
After the service
Several people may come up to greet you ( we’re a very friendly church).
The pastor joins in the fellowship after the first service. This is a good time to get acquainted and learn more about Calvary.
Following the second service the pastor greets everyone at the side door of the main sanctuary. Stop by there to meet the pastor.
On the first Sunday of the month there is fellowship in the parlor following the second service. Light refreshments are served and everyone lingers for a while. Another opportunity to meet the pastor, some of the members and learn more about Calvary.
Still have questions?
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