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Whether you've gone to church your whole life, have been away for a while, or are curious about this whole "Jesus" thing, we're excited to have you at Emory!

Please fill out a Plan Your Visit form so that we can welcome you like family, and if you have any questions you can contact Pastor Ryan.


Below are answers to some common questions that may help you as you plan your first visit to Emory:

  • What is the United Methodist Church and what are Emory's core beliefs?
    Emory is part of the United Methodist Church and shares in its rich theological heritage, witness, and mission around the world. We claim the core beliefs of the UMC (you can read about the UMC’s beliefs here). At its core, the UMC has a commitment to social holiness, with a strong focus on putting our faith into action, striving to live out its vision “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Emory is part of our large and diverse connection of United Methodist Churches locally and around the world. We are a part of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference and the Baltimore-Suburban District in the Baltimore Region.
  • What is your worship service like?
    Emory’s worship has traditional elements that you will find at many Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and other churches. We pray together, sing hymns, read from the Bible, and hear a scripturally-based sermon every Sunday. We also utilize creative and contemporary elements, depending on what we are focusing on in worship. There are no assigned seats in the sanctuary, so please feel free to sit wherever you like. Our Sunday mornings are laid back and light-hearted, full of warm and friendly people. Every Sunday, there is a time for people to share their joys and concerns in the worship service, which helps keep us prayerfully connected with one another.
  • Do you have childcare during the worship service?
    Everyone of any age or ability is invited to participate in the worship service. We welcome children as they are and do not expect them to be quiet or still in worship. Please know that it doesn't bother us if your little one squirms, roams, or cries! You are welcome to sit wherever you like. We have a staffed nursery and Youth Church for kids of all ages. Younger kids stay in worship until the Children's Message, when they are invited to come forward. They are then dismissed to Youth Church or back to the pew with their adults. At Youth Church kids enjoy fun activities, faith-nurturing teaching, and a snack. All volunteers who work with children must be Safe Sanctuaries certified and fill out a background questionnaire.
  • When do you serve communion?
    Holy Communion is served every first Sunday of the month during worship. All present are welcome to receive communion at Emory.
  • What should I wear?
    People come to Emory wearing anything from dresses and suits to jeans and t-shirts with flip-flops. There is no dress code. You are welcome as you are!
  • Where are you located?
    Emory is right off of Ady Road (MD 543) at 911 Cherry Hill Road in scenic Street, MD. Sunday morning worship is in the sanctuary, which is just to the left as you enter the main double doors.
  • Where do I park?
    There is plenty of free parking available in the lot around the church. Our front entrance will lead you to the lobby where a greeter will point you to the sanctuary.
  • Is your building wheelchair accessible?
    Our building has wheelchair accessible entrances, exits, and bathrooms. To access the sanctuary, enter from the double doors on the side of the church facing Cherry Hill road.
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