Plan A Visit
Worship Experience Times:
Sunday 8:30am | 10:00am | 11:30am
160 Cowan Rd, Parkesburg, PA 19365
10am – 3pm / Monday – Friday
Join us this weekend
We want you to feel welcome and comfortable during your first visit to Gateway, so we’ve attempted to answer a few common questions. Here’s what you can expect during a weekend worship experience.
When should I arrive?
We offer 3 identical worship experiences during a weekend. Sunday at 8:30am, 10:00am and 11:30am. Plan on arriving a few minutes early to grab a cup of coffee before the service begins. You’ll want to make sure you get into the auditorium (we call it “The Main”) before the music starts!
Where should I go?
Our weekend experiences are held at 160 Cowan Road Parkesburg PA (click here for directions). We have a front entrance where volunteers will be standing by to help guide you. Our building is one floor with no steps and is wheelchair accessible.
Where should I park?
As you pull onto the campus, look for the signs that direct you to reserved parking for first-time guests.
What are my options for my children?
Gateway Kids Ministry (KidMin) is designed for children from birth through 4th grade (learn more). We believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week – and at Gateway KidMin, we make this a priority.
The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety. Because of that, we have a check-in process for our Gateway Kids program every time you attend. You’ll want to leave yourself an extra ten minutes to get signed in for the Gateway Kids experience for the first time. When you enter the building, you’ll see our clearly marked Kids Check-In area for first-time guests. Our volunteers will get your children checked in and take you on a brief tour of the Gateway Kids classrooms.
If you think you might visit on a Sunday, you can pre-register your kids before you come! This helps streamline your Sunday morning experience.
What about children with special needs?
If you have a child with special needs, please email our KidMin Director and let us know how we can serve you! We have a buddy ministry to minister to children affected by disability, or those who face unique challenges (learn more).
What about students?
56 ministry is for 5th & 6th grade students. It is offered during each worship experience (Sunday 8:30am, 10:00am & 11:30am). Students will attend the first 20 minutes of the adult worship experience with their parents/guardians and then dismissed to the 56 small group. When 56 Ministry is not in session students join their parents in the weekend experience.
Students (grades 7-12) will join their parents in the weekend experiences. Youth Group is held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 8:45pm.
What should I wear?
We dress very casually around here, feel free to leave the tie at home! Please wear whatever is most comfortable for you.
How long is a Gateway Church worship experience?
In total, a Gateway Worship Experience is about one hour in length. Services begin with the Gateway Church band leading the church in music – song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel most comfortable. After the music portion of service is complete, one of our pastors will come out to share an encouraging and hope-filled message about Jesus.
What’s the culture like at Gateway Church?
Weekends at Gateway are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.