Frequently Asked Questions


Are there provisions for hearing assistance? Hearing assistance devices are available from the ushers at the door to the sanctuary.

Where can I park? The parking lot is right next to the church.The first parking space on the street side of the parking lot is reserved for guests. This is close to the entrance to the church.

Is there parking for those whose mobility is impaired? The parking lot has reserved parking spaces for those whose mobility is impaired.

Are there steps to get into the church? There are no steps to access the main floor of the church. The gathering area, sanctuary, fellowship hall, pastors office, nursery, church office/library and restrooms are all on the main floor. There is a chair lift to enable access to the Sunday School rooms on the second floor.

Where can I sit if I’m in a wheel chair or use a walker? The sanctuary has pew areas designed for those who use wheel chairs or walkers. There are wheel chairs and a walker available at the church which can be brought to your vehicle to facilitate entry to the church.

What provisions are made for children in worship? Children are valued participants in the worship service. There is a children’s message each Sunday. Quiet bags for younger children are available in the gathering area located on the bag tree.

Is there a nursery? There is a staffed nursery for children five and under from 9:30AM till 10:40AM.

Do children and youth participate in the worship service? Children who have received acolyte training light the candles for the service. Older children and youth may participate in other ways during the worship service..

At what age can children begin Sunday School? Children are invited to begin Sunday School when they are three years old at the beginning of the school year.

What activities are there for youth? Middle school and high school youth are invited to Youth Group on Wednesdays during the school year.

Are there activities for younger children? Children who are in the second grade to those in fifth grade are invited to Youth Group Jr. on Wednesdays during the school year.

COMMUNION (The Lord’s Supper)

When is there Communion? Communion is usually a part of worship on the first Sunday of the month, most often by receiving bread and a small cup of grape juice.

Who can receive Communion? The United Methodist Church practices open Communion. If you wish to receive communion you are invited to come forward to receive the elements. If you do not wish to receive communion simply remain in your seat.
The table of Holy Communion is Christ’s table, not the table of The United Methodist Church or of the local congregation. The table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ’s love and seeks to lead a new life of peace and love, as the invitation to the table says.


How do people dress for Sunday services? On Sundays, some wear jeans, some dress-up, and the rest dress informally somewhere between the other two.

Am I expected to give? We give out of joy for what we have received. Giving is a part of our spiritual life. People give in many ways and at various times. It is not expected that everyone will give weekly as the offering plate is passed. Giving during the service is simply a traditional time to donate to support Christ’s church.

Where is North Highland UMC? North Highland is in northeast Aberdeen. It is to the east of State Street on 15th Avenue. Click here for map.

Can I get a ride to church? North Highland has a van service to pick up folks who would like a ride to church. If you want a ride to Sunday School or worship, please call the church (226-1279) to arrange for the van to pick you up.