What to Expect on Sunday Mornings

Getting Ready

Dressy clothes and casual attire are welcome at Church of the Dunes. Many dress up a bit, others wear jeans.  Most importantly, we hope you will feel welcome. 

When You Arrive

There is plenty of parking and several accessible parking spaces. A convenient pick-up and drop-off lane is located near the front entrance. The building is fully accessible; entrances are on the ground level with no stairs to navigate. There is an elevator to access classrooms and meeting spaces on the lower level. 

The Welcome Center

Inside the front doors you will find a Welcome Center desk staffed by friendly volunteers. Please stop by to ask questions and get more information about the church.



The Worship Space

The sanctuary is a beautiful space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the woods. Seats are padded, and chairs with arms are available at the back of the worship space. The sanctuary is equipped with a hearing loop system.

Worship experiences engage senses, voice, and heart. Flowers, colorful wall hangings, images, music, prayers, Bible readings, and the pastor’s message come together around a theme each week. 

During Worship

When you enter the worship space, an usher will offer you worship bulletin where you will find a list of things that will happen during the service, along with information about upcoming activities and events. Please make yourself at home and be seated. Services are about an hour long.

Communion is part of worship on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome to take communion at Church of the Dunes.  

For Children

Children are welcome in worship! A cry room with Kids Corner play area is available at the back of the worship space. Sunday School for children is offered during the Sunday service. Children come to worship with their families and are invited to follow a teacher to the classroom early in the service. Children are always welcome to remain in worship with their loved ones. 

What Happens Next

After the service, coffee and refreshments are served in the Wiltse Center fellowship area. 

Classes, events, and activities are open to all. You do not need to be a member of the church to participate. For more information, contact the church office at (616) 842-7980. 

All Are Welcome

The United Methodist Church of the Dunes aspires to love as Jesus loved.  We open our hearts, minds, and doors to all. This congregation invites persons of all races, sexual orientations and gender identities, ages, abilities, and socioeconomic status to participate fully in all aspects of the Christian life.