What to Expect

Thank you for your interest in Paxton Church!  After visiting this website, it is our hope that you will come visit us often and join us for worship or for any of our other activities.

The Directions page will assist you in finding our church.  After driving between the stone pillars off of Sharon Street, you will see our sanctuary right in front of you.  Use any available parking in the main lot or continue past the sanctuary bearing to your right for additional parking.  If there is no parking available in the lot, there is additional free street parking along Sharon Street and Wilhelm Street.  Proceed to the main entrance (glass doors) via the steps or ramp off the main parking lot.  Once inside, proceed up a few steps or use the elevator right inside the main entrance to access the main floor.  The sanctuary, lobby, library, and church offices are to your right.  The gathering room, great room, Church School rooms, and restrooms are to your left.  “Coffee Central” is located in the gathering room, the first room to your left.  On certain Sundays, we also have coffee fellowship in this area at 9:30 AM.  Please help yourself to any of the treats!

Adult and children’s Church School classes begin at 9:00 AM.  There is no registration, and don’t worry if you walk in late. Please see Education for a list of classes and locations.

Our Sunday worship service is at 10:15 AM, with a short prelude beforehand.  Dress as you feel comfortable.  Ushers will lead you to a seat and give you a bulletin which guides you through the church service and provides other church information.  There is seating on the main floor and in the balcony across from the parlor door entrance and the organ.  If you need any special assistance, be sure to inform the usher. 

Following the Children’s Sermon, children through second grade are welcomed in the baby through two-year-olds nursery or in the M&M program for three-year-olds to second grade. 

Please sign the pew pad and include your address so that we may share information with you.  The pastor will be standing at one of the doors following the service. Please introduce yourself and ask about any of our programs, activities, membership, etc. 

Every Sunday following the 10 AM church service there are beverages, light refreshments, and fellowship in the Great Room.


There is a ramp from the parking lot into the main entrance.  Inside the main entrance, there is an elevator to access each level of the building. Using the elevator, one can avoid having to take steps anywhere in the building. 

Large print bulletins and hymnals, and personal listening devices to assist during the worship service are available through a request to an usher.