Your First Visit


We love having new people in worship with us! We are confident you will find Forest Hills UMC to be a warm and friendly family of faith. Here is some information that will be useful to you in planning your first visit.

Getting to the church

Forest Hills United Methodist Church is located at 904 West Linebaugh Avenue between North Boulevard and Edison Street. Click Here for a map and directions. The Gathering is a time of fellowship and spirit and is held at 9:15 AM in Fellowship Hall which is located at Linebaugh Avenue and Edison Street.  Worship is held at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary.  There is a parking lot behind the sanctuary.

 Where do I park?

There is an unpaved lot on Edison Street across from the entrance to Fellowship Hall and a paved parking lot south of Fellowship Hall. This lot is accessible from Edison Street or North Boulevard. Special visitor and handicapped parking spaces are available in the paved lot.

Sanctuary Entrance & Parking

Fellowship Hall Entrance & Parking

How should I dress?

We’re not as concerned with your clothes as we are with your spirit.  Most of our congregation dresses business-casual.  You’re welcomed to come as you are (within reason, of course).

Celebration ServiceSONlight Worship Service

Do I need to bring anything?

If you have a favorite Bible, bring it with you to church. However, Bibles are available so that you may follow along with the scripture readings.

When should I get there?

The Gathering begins at 9:15 AM. You may want to arrive a few minutes early to help yourself to the complimentary coffee and refreshments. Worship begins at 10:00 AM.

Do I have to be a member of Forest Hills UMC to take Communion? 

Everyone is welcome at the communion table, whether members of Forest Hills UMC, or not. We practice “open Communion,” welcoming all who love Christ, repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another.

Nursery Area for Infants

What about my children?

Forest Hills has an excellent nursery that is available Sunday mornings. Our children’s ministry also offers classes on Wednesday evenings and Sunday morning. Our greeters will be glad to assist you in getting your children to the appropriate locations.

 Nursury Area for Toddlers Nursury Area for Toddlers

For more information call the church office at 813-932-8081 or Email: