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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is welcome?
We welcome people of all ages, races, political beliefs, national origins, religious beliefs, differing abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identity, as well as those with differing abilities or disabilities.
What do we believe?
Rather than basing our religion on specific beliefs, we gather around shared moral values that include the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We believe that our similarities are much more significant than our differences.
What are services like?
If you visit us and attend Sunday worship service, it will likely feel familiar to you. Services are led by our Interim Minister, Rev. Michelle LaGrave. She usually gives the sermon along with various readings and seasonal observances. The service is accompanied by religious music ranging from organ to rock music, from hymns to choral songs.
How should I dress for Sunday service?
People are usually dressed in business casual attire and some wear jeans and sneakers, so come in what you feel most comfortable.
Where do I park?
We have plenty of parking in our own lot, with clearly marked handicapped and carpool spaces.
Are you handicapped accessible?
Emerson is wheelchair accessible and we have a few short pews with space for wheelchairs. Large-print hymnals and head phones for the hearing impaired/hard of hearing are available. Please ask an usher or greeter to show you where these items are kept.
What types of programs and activities are available?
Emerson offers an expansive religious education program for adults, youth and children. We have study groups, volunteer opportunities in the community as well as on campus, covenant groups and much, much more.
Is there childcare available?
Free childcare is available during Sunday activities, please Email us or give us a call (713-782-8250) to check on availability. Our nursery provides care for infants and toddlers and is staffed by childcare professionals whom we have screened.
How do I join?
Attend an Open House and sign the membership book.
Contact us if you have any other questions:
Email us or give us a call (713-782-8250) if you would like to speak by phone and please visit us soon. You are always welcome. Feel free to explore our church, our congregation and our faith in your own way. If you want to see more of our campus, check out the Flickr set of our campus.