What to Expect?

Hello! As you work your way through our website, we are hopeful most of your initial questions will be answered. We are grateful for the opportunity to connect with you soon in person! Here are some FAQs that might help you on your first visit to Jarrettown Church. We can’t wait to meet you!

When are your worship services?

We have three Sunday morning worship services:

  • 8 am – Worship service in Friendship Center (a more intimate setting to the left as you enter the main church entrance). This service includes communion every week.
  • 9:15 am – Contemporary Praise and Worship Service in the sanctuary (enter through the main church entrance).
  • 11 am – Worship Service in the sanctuary.

In addition to every Sunday at 8 am, Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month at 9:15 am and 11 am.

We also have an informal Wednesday evening service at 7 pm in the Friendship Center, with refreshments and fellowship at 6:45. This service includes fellowship and sharing, group prayer and worship.

What is a Sunday worship service like?

From the moment you walk in the door, until the moment you leave, we are committed to a creative, compelling, and challenging presentation of God’s truth.

Our Senior Pastor, Bob Strauss, strives to deliver passionate, straight-forward and honest gospel messages that focus on how to apply biblical principles and Christ’s teachings to your daily life.

Each of our worship services are a little different. For instance, the 8 am service is usually shorter and the music is accompanied by piano; the 9:15 am service is led by our Praise Band under the leadership of Frank Malfi; and at 11 am you will hear organ music and our Chancel Choir. We have an experience to meet everyone’s needs.

If you are a first time guest, make sure to stop at our Welcome Center in the lobby to pick up your free gift!

What should I wear?

We are pretty much a come-as-you-are church. You will see people in suits and dresses and you will see people in jeans and t-shirts. We don’t care what you wear, we just want you to come.

Where do I take my children?

Children are always welcomed at all of our services! Currently we have a nursery up to age 2 1/5 available during the 9:15 am and up to age 5 at 11 am worship services. The nursery is located down the hall to the right of the main church entrance. We invite parents with children to attend the service together from 9:15-9:30 am. The pastor will invite the children to go to Sunday School and nursery following the Children’s message.

We want you to know that your children are safe in our church. We follow a policy called JUMC Safe Sanctuary Policy 2017 and all of our paid and volunteer staff that work with children have background checks.