Some of the things you might want to know about Marvin.
On Sundays, parking is available in a lot across from the church on Erwin Street, in the lot adjacent to the church on Elm Street, and in a lot across Elm Street (shaded in green on the map below). Parking is also available on the street. Meters are not enforced on weekends. During the week, parking is available in the lot adjacent to the church on Elm Street and across Elm Street.
One church. Two distinct services! Marvin offers two service types at two concurrent times on Sunday mornings. Traditional Worship and Core Worship (modern) are both offered at 8:30 and 11 a.m. each week. Traditional services take place in the historic stained-glass sanctuary, and Core services are in the state-of-the-art worship center. Click the button for a taste of the different worship styles.
Midweek Meditation is a 30-minute mid-week worship service including a meditation, scripture reading, prayer and communion with piano or organ music. It is a great opportunity for all those who are downtown or simply want an encounter with God during the middle of the week. Worship at 12:05 p.m. each Wednesday in the chapel.
We care about you - not what you wear! There's no dress code. In sanctuary services, you'll usually find men in ties or dress shirts and women in dresses or slacks, but informal dress is welcome. Core services are very relaxed. You'll see everything from suits to shorts - jeans and shorts are welcome. Dress in what makes you comfortable.
There are three spaces on the campus used for worship.
If you need help, stop at the information desk - there's always someone there ready to meet you and answer questions.
Bring them! We love having young people involved in the church and they are very welcome!
Want to talk to someone before you visit to get help and ideas? Contact Alicia Manfrin. She can answer your questions and will even make arrangements for a friendly face to meet you on Sunday morning!
On Sundays, there's always a friendly face at the information desk waiting to help you. Or you can ask a greeter - they are waiting at the doors to meet you.
Come for doughnuts, coffee and fellowship! It's all available every Sunday morning in Horton Place, just inside the Erwin Street entrance. You'll have the chance to meet church members, and pastors are often there as well.
The weekday entrance is the atrium entrance off Elm Street. You'll see a portico in the parking lot over the atrium doors. If the doors are locked, push the call button. The church is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays.
The easiest way to contact us is to fill out the form! We'll get back to you.
You can also call us at 903.592.7396. Our phones are answered in the Welcome Center during working hours (8:30-4 Monday through Thursday, 8:30-12:30 Friday) and they can direct you to the right person. If it's after hours, just follow the prompts on the phone.
Curious about Marvin? Interested in joining? Come for breakfast and explore what Marvin has to offer. Explore Marvin gatherings happen on Sunday mornings once each quarter, and breakfast is provided! Fill out the form below if you're interested.
Are you curious about Marvin Church? Interested in joining? Come for breakfast and explore what Marvin has to offer. Explore Marvin is a welcome gathering that happens at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays on the church campus once each quarter. Enjoy breakfast, meet some of the staff and other explorers and get answers to all of your questions. You can even go on a church tour! Fill out the Get Connected form to find out when the next Explore Marvin class happens.
Come join the Marvin family! When you decide to make Marvin your church home, you will be asked these questions: Will you uphold Christ’s work with your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness? You can join during a worship service, or if you'd prefer to join privately, you can do that, too. Just fill out the get connected form and we'll get back with you to answer any questions and make arrangements to welcome you into the Marvin family.