I Am New Here
This is a quick guide for visitors coming to New Street Church for the first time. Hopefully this will help you know what to expect and make you feel more at home when you visit. The time spent at church is filled with learning about our gracious God, fun, excitement, laughter, and love for God as well as one another.
Where are you located?
The church is on the corner of Church and New Street (202 West New Street) in beautiful and historic Shepherdstown, WV. The telephone number is 304-876-2362. Reverend G. Dee-Ann Dixon is the pastor of New Street Church. Click here for a map and directions.
When does church begin?
On Sunday’s worship begins at 10:00am. It lasts for one hour. Come to the narthex in the rear of the sanctuary. You will be welcomed by one of our friendly greeters. Our usher will give you a church bulletin that will help you follow along with the order of worship. Sunday morning is the congregations main weekly gathering time to be with God as a community. The worship service and music is mainly traditional, with occasional praise songs included in the liturgy. Sometimes there will be special programs and skits to complement the sermon. The creativity of the worship committee and the fantastic music program combine to increase your faith and bring you closer to God.
What about children/youth?
For infants and toddlers we have a nursery with an attendant. There is Sunday School for grade school aged children. They attend worship until children’s time with the pastor, then proceed to class with their teacher. For Junior/High School aged youth, there is a youth group that meets during service downstairs in the dining hall. The first Sunday of the month is Communion Sunday. All children/youth participate in worship in the sanctuary.
What about fellowship?
Immediately after the service, there is fellowship with refreshments. We gather in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy food and fun as we greet one another and get to know each other. Of course you are invited.
Where do I park my car?
Parking is available during church hours both Church Street and New Street. There is also parking on adjacent streets. Limited handicapped parking is available for members and visitors with permits and limited mobility. These parking spaces are directly in front of the building on the corner of both New Street and Church Street.
Is the church wheelchair/handicap accessible?
Yes it is. The church is in an old building so it doesn’t have all the modern amenities. There are two wheelchair/handicap access ramps. The first ramp is on the church street side of the building. This ramp takes you to the main level of the church which provides access to the office, nursery, library, and the sanctuary. There is a bathroom in the library, but it is not wheelchair accessible. The second ramp is on the New Street side of the building. This ramp provides access to the lower level/basement of the church. The lower level contains the dining hall, kitchen, choir room, Scout’s Meeting Hall, and men’s/women’s bathroom (wheelchair accessible). The church has a wheelchair available to facilitate mobility as needed.
Is there a dress code?
Come as you are. We have no “formal” dress code. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. Some of our members do dress-up with suits, and dresses, and fancy hats. Some come in jeans and t-shirt. As long as what you have on is not offensive or revealing, what matters most is not what you are wearing, but that you are with us in Christ.
Do I have to give money?
With Jesus as our example and the bible as our guide, we believe and teach that giving and tithing is a normal and expected part of Christian life. Your support sustains our ministries locally and globally.