Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Mid-Week Meal?

At 6:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month, all are invited to come to church to eat supper in the Fellowship Hall.  Each month, a group is designated to prepare, serve and clean up after the meal.  Donations are welcome to cover the cost of the meal.  Following the meal, the Church Board gathers in the meeting room for its monthly meeting.

How do I join the choir?

The choir gathers to practice at 8:30am on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, usually in the sanctuary.  Everyone who is interested is welcome to join the choir at any rehearsal.  The choir sings during worship on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month.

Are LGBT people welcome?

“We publicly affirm that LGBTQ persons are welcome to participate in the full membership and ministry of our congregation, including baptism, marriage, leadership, and pastoral ministry.” Please read the entire welcome statement that was affirmed in 2017 after a discernment process that included the entire congregation.

How do I get a ride on the church bus?

The Eighth Street bus, equipped with a wheelchair lift, will pick you up at your door to bring you to worship.  Call the church office (533-6720) by Friday, if you would like a ride for the coming Sunday.  (If you are a regular rider … call if you will not be riding that Sunday.) 

Is the church accessible to those with physical disabilities ?

Accommodations have been made to improve accessibility in our century-old building but more is needed.  Ushers are available on Sunday morning to assist at the front entrance and with the lift to the sanctuary. Drivers may pull onto the front sidewalk to allow passengers to enter the foyer safely (no steps). An accessible parking space is marked around the corner on Purl Street  The lift opens to the sanctuary, the foyer, the adult classrooms, and accessible lower-level restrooms. Ushers provide hearing assist devices and large print hymnals in the sanctuary.  The congregation’s disabilities advocate facilitates improvements in accessibility and may be contacted through the pastors (pastors@8thstmennonite.org).

Is childcare provided during Worship and Second Hour?

Two rooms in the upper level of the education wing are staffed with 4 adult volunteers each Sunday.  The nursery (infants through age 2) and pre-school (ages 2-4) are both available during worship.  The nursery continues to be staffed throughout Second Hour. Pre-school children may attend Sunday School

What is “Muffins on the 8th”?

On the 8th day of every month, the pastors take muffins for an informal social time with seniors in the congregation. The time and location are listed in the bulletin. If the 8th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the gathering takes place on the following Monday.