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We want you to feel right at home from the moment you set foot on campus! Here are some answers to frequently-asked questions about visiting First Methodist Grapevine. Still have questions? Contact us anytime at 817-481-2559.
When is worship?
Sunday mornings at...
- 8:30 AM - Traditional Worship in a smaller setting, including Communion (Founders Chapel)
- 9 AM - Contemporary Praise & Worship is an abbreviated service (about 45 minutes) that is family-friendly, casual and includes coffee and snacks (Family Life Center)
- 9:45 AM - Traditional Worship features choir and orchestra (Sanctuary)
- 11 AM - Traditional Worship features choir and orchestra (Sanctuary)
- 11 AM - Service of Praise in Spanish and English / Culto de Alabanza en Español y Inglés con Rev. Armando Alvarado cada domingo en Founders Chapel more/más...
- Live worship stream is available at the 9:45 and 11:00 AM hours on Sunday morning.
How long does it last?
Do you have accommodations for the hard of hearing?
55 minutes for sanctuary/chapel worship services. 45 minutes for Contemporary Praise & Worship.
The Sanctuary and Founders Chapel are equipped with a hearing assistance system for
the hard of hearing. Ask for a receiver at the media booth in
the back of the Sanctuary.
What should I wear?
You will see a variety of styles of dress here. Most people dress casually... you will see everything from jeans to slacks to dresses.
How early should I arrive?
Just arrive a couple of minutes early. You should have
no problem finding a parking place or a seat in the sanctuary.
Where do I park?
The church has multiple parking lots, please see map
Are the parking lots and building handicap accessible?
Multiple parking spaces are available for disabled persons. The
buildings are also wheelchair accessible. Look for the blue
accessibility signs on the campus map
for locations of handicapped parking.
Will I have the opportunity to speak with a Pastor?
Yes. Pastors are available at the altar following each service. They
are also available in the foyer area in between services. If you are in
need of prayer, Pastors and Stephen Ministers remain at the altar
following each service. Stephen Ministers are church members who have
undergone hours of training on how to listen and respond
compassionately. Click here for more information about Stephen Ministers.
Where do my kids go during worship?
Children may stay in worship with you if you wish. During each service we
have a children’s time especially designed for the children to
come down to the front of the sanctuary and be taught by one of
our pastors. We also provide a packet of activities to engage kids in worship. If you'd prefer, we do have child care
for ages birth through preschool during each service. At 9:45 AM we have Sunday School for children starting at age 3.
I have a special needs child. Do you have any accommodations for my family?
Yes! The Helping Hands ministry is a group of volunteers that assists special needs
children, youth and vulnerable adults each Sunday so that the
parents/families can attend Worship and/or Sunday School. more info...
What else does First Methodist Grapevine have for me/my family?
We have all kinds of programs and opportunities for all ages. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:45 AM at the Downtown Campus. Check it out: adults youth children
Am I welcome to try adult Sunday School classes? Do I just show up?
Yes! You are welcome to try any and all of our Sunday School Classes! Descriptions of the classes and their locations are available on the Adult Sunday School page
How can I get plugged in or get more information?
You can attend Discover the Church, which will help you get better acquainted with the church. You can also contact a member of the staff to find out more about areas of interest to you. Visit E-News
and Check-In (found in Sunday's bulletin) to find out the latest information about what's going on in the church. You can also keep up with us via social media: Facebook