Where is the church located?
We are at 21 Front Street in Exeter, next to Town Hall and just up the street from the bandstand. We are the big white church with three red doors out front. Come on in!
Where should I park?
Street parking is available on Front Street, and also in front of the bandstand. A free municipal lot is located across Front Street by the police and fire station. There are also a limited number of parallel parking spaces alongside the church driveway which are reserved for persons with disabilities.
When is worship?
From early September through mid-June we worship at 10am. During the summer months we worship at 9am.
What is the service like?
Worship is both traditional and friendly. We sing hymns, read Scripture, listen to a sermon, hear special music from the choir and handbells, share joys and concerns, and have a special time for children.
Do I need to dress up?
Only if you want to do so. On a typical Sunday you’ll see people in jeans, shirts and ties, khakis, and more. Dress in whatever way is most comfortable for you.
What about the Sacraments?
Am I welcome if I’m not baptized? Can non-members take Communion?
We welcome everyone, and recognize all Christian baptisms. A growing number people who come through our doors are not baptized at all, and some end up being baptized at our church. We also welcome everyone to come to our communion table. You do not have to be a member.
What about kids?
We love kids! Infants and toddlers may attend worship with their families, or stay in the nursery during services. Our church school program takes place during worship. Pre-K and elementary begin worship in the sanctuary. After the children’s sermon, which takes place early in worship, they are dismissed to their respective classrooms. We use a curriculum that emphasizes engagement through music, drama, cooking, play, and more. Middle schoolers attend church school three Sundays a month, and spend one of those Sundays doing a service project.
Am I welcome at your church?
Yes. We truly welcome everyone. As an example, we have been an Open and Affirming congregation for over 20 years, which means that we warmly welcome and affirm LGBTQ people and their families and friends.