We welcome you to our church and would like to provide you with information to learn more about us. Feel free to browse the information presented here.
For additional information, please contact the church at (765) 447-4158 or visit the Contact page.
First Time Visitor
How do I get there?
We are located at 2010 Congress Street in Lafayette, Indiana; across from Oakland Elementary School. Lafayette is about 60 miles northwest of the center of Indianapolis via U.S. 52 or I-65. Use the map below to get directions to Congress Street UMC.
Where do I park?
All parking is on the church property with some spaces on the north side and a large parking lot on the west side of the church. The primary entrances are the west entrances. There are handicap parking spaces located in the north side lot of the church located near the north accessible entrance.
Please be considerate of others, particularly our seniors on canes and walkers, and be careful not to block other cars.
What do I bring?
Bring yourself and maybe a Bible, if you wish to follow along with the readings from your own. There are also Bibles and hymnals in the pews.
When do I need to arrive?
Worship service is at 10:15 a.m. Come a few minutes early to park, hang up coats and stop in the narthex for information.
What do adults wear?
You are welcome to wear whatever you are comfortable in. There is no “dress code” at Congress Street UMC. Some people wear their “Sunday Best,” while others “Go casual”.
What is the service like?
The Worship service takes place in the Sanctuary. It is a blend of traditional hymns, contemporary praise songs and special music by our choir and others. Children are invited to stay in the service with their families. There is a time in the worship service that is solely focused on children and youth. We celebrate communion the first Sunday of the month and ALL are welcome to join us in Communion with Christ at His table. The sermons are bible-based either on a theme or an a topic that will stand on its own. Services usually last about an hour.
May our child stay with us during the service?
Yes, children are always welcome to share worship with the congregation. We do not have a nursery attendant at this time.
Is your church accessible to people in wheelchairs?
Yes. We have handicap parking spaces in the north parking lot of the church. The church is accessible via ramp to the main floor. Handicap restrooms are located in the east hallway near the chapel.