Help! I’m new here!
We want to make it easy for you to visit Fifth Avenue for worship.
Where do I park and where should I enter the building?
Fifth Avenue has a parking lot and plentiful street parking available. The parking lot is most easily accessible from Chestnut Street. There is a special visitor spot close to the building, which you may be able to take advantage of!
From the parking lot, walk up the steps outside. We encourage you to use our main entrance: walk around the building to the left, past the church sign, turn right, and enter the two glass doors. The main entrance looks like this:
As you enter, you will be in what we call the “north entrance.” The sanctuary (the worship space) will be to your right. Bathrooms are at the end of the hallway to your left, or immediately behind the coat rack. Also to the left is the “lounge,” where we hold fellowship time, including coffee, juice, and snacks.
If you need an elevator, come in the entrance on the parking lot level and proceed straight down the hallway until you see an elevator on your left. The elevator will take you up one level and you will be in the “north entrance.”
Children are encouraged to worship with their families! We also have a nursery available for young children during all worship services. Go down the stairs in the “north entrance” and turn right. Keep going down the hall and the nursery will be on your left near the end of the hallway. Alternatively, use the elevator directions above, drop off the kids at the nursery first, and come up the stairs/elevator for worship.
I’m in . . . now what?
Relax. Smile. Go toward the worship space. Get a bulletin (the “guide” to worship) and sit anywhere that feels comfortable to you. Children are encouraged to worship with their families and to come forward for “children’s moments.” You can use your bulletin to follow the service, in combination with the hymnals (if you like to read music). You can also follow the service using the projection screen.
What should I wear?
Come as you are and be yourself. You will see people dressed up. Some also dress more casually. There is no dress code, only personal habit!