Coming to Eliot for the first time
When you visit Eliot Church, we want you to be comfortable! Here's what to expect.
For parking and directions, see the map and directions page. Worship begins at 10 a.m. If you arrive late, well ... so do many of us.
The service is held in the sanctuary on the second floor. Just go up the stairs on the right or left after you enter the front door.
Bringing your children
Your children are encouraged to come to worship with you (baby noises are a normal part of an Eliot service). They will enjoy the children's story, and there are children's bulletins available for elementary-school-aged children.
Babies, up to age 3, are welcome to spend their morning in the nursery, which is on the first floor, straight down the hall when you enter the building. Our nursery staff are trained in childcare and basic first aid.
Children in preschool through fifth grade are welcome to join a Sunday school class during the service. After the children's time, teachers and children go out together to the classrooms. You may come with your children and stay as long as needed to make sure they feel safe and happy in the class.
Finding your comfort zone
Wear whatever feels comfortable and appropriate. You'll see suits and dresses. You'll see cutoffs and work uniforms. You'll see lovely hats. You'll see baseball caps.
There is no need to identify yourself, but you will be approached and greeted. The extent to which you interact is up to you.
We have two ladies' rooms, one men's room, and a unisex handicap bathroom on the first floor.
There is always a pot of coffee on the kitchen counter. If you arrive early, have a cup before you go upstairs. Have another cup if you choose to socialize after the service.
A Sunday at Eliot is joyous. And meditative. And full of unexpected gifts. We look forward to sharing one with you.