Your first visit

     When you visit us, you will find LaPorte UMC to be friendly and welcoming. There is ample parking with several handicap accessible spaces. The main entrance is easy to spot - it's the bright red doors next to the bell tower. You’ll be greeted with a smile and handshake when you come in the door. Notice the Welcome Wagon as you enter. The helpful person behind it will answer any questions you might have. If you are visiting for the first time, we will be thrilled to "Mug" and Hug you. If you arrive a little early, you can enjoy some refreshments and conversation in the fellowship hall. When worship time comes, a friendly usher will hand you a bulletin and offer to seat you. But of course, you are welcome to seat yourself if you wish. If you have young children with you, have them check out the “busy bags” hanging near the sanctuary entrances. A bright, well-staffed nursery is available.

     We endeavor to blend both contemporary and traditional forms of worship. Songs, images, Bible passages and sermon points are projected on a screen to get you out of a book and more into worship. We express our faith through worship in positive, non-threatening, uplifting ways. We are biblically based, spiritually attuned, and vibrant in worship. Our services are casual, yet designed to powerfully connect you with God and the community of faith. 

     The seats are padded. The room is air conditioned. You’ll feel comfortable and right at home. Seated around you will be loving, non-judgmental people who are very much like you: not at all perfect, but seeking to connect with God in life-changing ways. You will have no problem finding your place among us.