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What to Expect

We know visiting a church for the first time can be a bit intimidating, so here's what you can expect on Sunday morning
Where to Find Us

San Marcos United Methodist Church is in the process of merging with First United Methodist Church of Escondido. All of our worship services and many of our ministries and fellowship opportunities are located at our Escondido Campus.

First UMC Escondid

341 S Kalmia St.

Escondido, CA 92025

What to Wear

Whether you're in your Sunday Best or your favorite jeans and t-shirt, you're welcome here. Dress to be comfortable and come to worship.

Who is Welcome

You. You are welcome here. Where ever you've been and wherever you are, this is a place where you are wanted. We've all had a journey that's brought us here. We're just grateful for the opportunity to gather and share this part of the journey together. 

The Worship Experience

Our 9am Traditional Service meets in the main sanctuary. We gather around a more traditional worship experience with liturgy and hymns. You'll receive an order of worship on the way in where you'll find the order of the day, the words to the common prayers, and our scripture lessons for the day. In the pews you'll find Hymnals which we often use for pieces of the service, but don't worry, we always let you know what page we'll be on.

Our 10am Modern Service, RISE, meets in a building adjacent to our main sanctuary. In this space you'll find coffee, snacks, tables to sit around instead of pews, and a welcoming group of folks ready to show you around. Our children's worship happens during the 10am service. We start with everyone in the same space and then our children will be invited to go with our trained volunteers to experience a worship designed just for them.

Kids in Worship

Kids are welcome to join us in worship! Godly Play is a worship experience designed specifically for children ages 3-11yrs. Children check in at the welcome table upon entering worship and are invited after the first few songs to gather and continue worship in Godly Play. All of our volunteers are trained and background checked.

Children under the age of 3 are welcome to stay in worship or to go play in our nursery with our trained and background checked staff. We also have a small Baby Sanctuary in our worship space where parents are invited to be with their little ones if they would like a little more privacy without missing out on worship.

All of our Welcome team volunteers are happy to introduce you to our staff, welcome you to worship, show you around so you know where to go and when.

Bathrooms and Accessibility

Bathrooms are located towards the entrance of both our worship spaces and are ADA accessible.

In our Sanctuary, you will find a single use bathroom by the large sanctuary doors.

in our RISE space, you will find both a Men's Room and a Women's Room in a hallway off the main doors. We have a single use Gender Inclusive Bathroom in our courtyard just outside the doors.

If you need to find any of the restrooms, please feel free to ask and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction.

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