If you are visiting for the first time, you may have a few questions about our church. We hope this page can help answer some of those questions. Please check out our resources section for additional information if you would like.
Where are you located?
We are located in downtown Hillsboro, KS. Our church sits on the SE corner of Grand and Ash. Our address is 102 S. Ash, Hillsboro, KS 67063.
What can I expect on a Sunday morning?
Feel free to come through any of our doors, but the front doors (on Ash street) may be the best option for newcomers. There you will find ushers waiting to greet you and offer you a bulletin containing the order of our service and announcements for the week. The ushers and other friendly members of the congregation can show you where the restrooms, nursery, sanctuary or anything else are located when you arrive.
Feel free to sit either in the main section of our beautiful sanctuary or upstairs in our balcony.
Is there a staffed nursery and children’s programs?
Yes! Our nursery is fully staffed, and children ages 3 and under are welcome to come there prior to the service. Older kids are included in the church worship and usually sit with their parents until they head to the front during the children’s story. They are typically dismissed after that to head to Children’s Time, which is for children ages 4 through 2nd grade. Older children are encouraged to stay in church and be a part of the larger gathering.
If you come for our Sunday School hour, there are programs for all ages, including our fully staffed nursery.
What should I wear?
You can come dressy or casual; we want you to be comfortable however you are dressed!
What is a worship service at First Mennonite Church like?
Our worship style is formal and traditional. The prelude music is usually played on our pipe organ, but we occasionally have music on the piano and the guitar by other musicians and special guests. As is typical of many Mennonite congregations, we often enjoy four-part hymn singing. Occasionally, we also include a contemporary worship song.
The worship service usually includes readings, hymns, sharing and announcements, scripture, children’s story, offering, a message, and times of prayer. During parts of the worship, the congregation is invited to stand if able and willing to do so. If you are uncomfortable with this, or if standing is difficult for you, please feel free to remain seated. These times of standing are usually marked with an asterisk in your bulletin.
Our practice is to share communion four times a year. The Pastor will give the instructions so that you are able to follow along. If standing is difficult for you or you are unable to go to the front to partake, a server will bring the elements to you.