FAQ - Information For Our Visitors and Friends
Come Join Us!
What are the directions to the church?
Click here for a map and directions.
Where do I park?
We have reserved Visitor Parking on the right side of the sanctuary on Monticello Street, adjacent to the covered side portico. Or you may prefer the main lot which is behind the church, accessible from either Church Street or Monticello. Handicap parking is available in the main lot behind the church right next to the church building. If the lot is full you may park on the street on Conyers, Church or Monticello. The church has entrances on all sides of the building. Please do not park long-term in the side portico driveway (on Monticello) or block the red fire lane at this side entrance.
What do I wear?
Come in whatever makes you comfortable. Some of our attendees wear their "Sunday Best," many men just wear sports shirts and casual slacks, and the ladies often wear pants or long walking shorts. Don’t worry about what you wear – just come to worship God and get to know us.
What do I bring?
You can bring your Bible if you have one, or Bibles are provided in the Sanctuary pews for your convenience. The most important thing to bring is you, your family and friends.
When do I need to arrive?
Worship is Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 11:00 am, with Sunday School at 9:45. Plan to be at the church at least 15 minutes ahead of time to allow ample time for parking.
What do I do with my children?
Covington First has well qualified, trained and loving nursery workers for children ages 3 years and under. Children over 3 years (if potty trained) will attend worship services with their parents, and then after the Children’s Sermon (during the service), ages 3 years through 3rd grade will leave the Sanctuary to go to Children’s Worship. We will announce where to pick up your child after Worship.
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN COVINGTON FIRST UMC?
How do I join?
You may become a member of Covington First United Methodist Church by:
Transfer of Letter from another United Methodist Church or Christian denomination.
Profession of Faith in Jesus Christ.
Reaffirmation of Faith in Jesus Christ.
One of our pastors will be happy to meet with you about options for joining our church. Welcome!
VOWS OF CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
The vows of membership in the United Methodist Church are:
To be loyal to Christ through The United Methodist Church and do all in your power to strengthen its ministries;
To faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness.
Specific information is offered about the United Methodist Church online at www.umc.org or you may make an appointment to meet with one of our pastors. Additionally, a class on United Methodism is usually offered at least once a year to provide specific information about the history, theology, structure & organization of the United Methodist Church. Please call the church office to find out when this class will be offered.