Where should I park?
The main parking lot is on the Houcks Road side of the building. There is parking along Locust Lane side of the building, with most of those spots being reserved for handicapped parking. If our lot is full you may park on Constitution Avenue (to the north of the building) or on Rutherford Road (on the east side of the building.) Parking is also available in the lot of the Central Dauphin Middle School across Houcks Road on Sunday mornings.
Our worship style blends the traditional elements and music of United Methodist worship with a modern flare. We are fully equipped with the technology to incorporate pictures and videos into worship, we have wonderful music – both traditional and contemporary, and we most often read our scripture lessons from The Message which uses modern language. Elements of worship include music, prayers, reading of scripture, a children’s message, a sermon (the pastor’s message), and the offering.
You may wear whatever you wish to worship. Some folks will be wearing business style attire (suit & tie or dresses) but many also “dress down.” We especially encourage you to be casual and comfortable in the summer.
Are the facilities accessible to all?
YES – Calvary has recently completely renovated its facilities and is fully accessible to wheelchairs. We recommend those with mobility issues enter via the entrance that faces Locust Lane (under the portico) which is closest to the Sanctuary, and is located closest to most of our handicapped parking spaces. Please ask the ushers if you are in need of any type of assistance.
Where can I get information when I arrive?
We suggest that visitors stop at the Welcome Center in the Square (the reception area located between the Houcks Road side lobby and the back of the Sanctuary.) Folks will be on hand to answer your questions, and to provide you with information about our church. Ushers are also on duty at various locations around the Sanctuary who would be happy to assist you.
How will I recognize the ushers?
Calvary’s ushers wear name tags with a special “Usher” label.
Children are an important part of the Calvary family. We welcome them in worship, but we also have a “cry room” behind glass, so you may stay with your little ones while observing the service if that is your preference. This is located in the rear section of the Sanctuary on the left side (if you are facing the stage/altar.) During the summer, those in grades K-6 are dismissed to Sunday school after the children’s sermon or they may remain in worship with their parents.
Will I have to wear a name tag?
If you are visiting, you do not need to wear a name tag, but we’d love for you to do so. We encourage all persons joining us for worship to wear a nametag so that we may greet one another and learn each other’s names. Members and regular visitors have name tags on lanyards that are returned in a basket following each service to be re-used. You can get your name tag at the Welcome Center.