Where do I park?

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. 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.

What if I need some help?

Want to talk to someone before you visit to get help and ideas? Contact Director of Connections Alicia Manfrin. She can answer your questions and will even make arrangements for a friendly face to meet you on Sunday morning!

Where does worship take place?

There are three spaces on the campus used for worship.

  • Traditional services are in the historic sanctuary. Enter the sanctuary through the main doors on Bois d'Arc street, or enter through the Elm Street or Erwin Street doors and follow the signs. You can also ask for directions or a map at the Welcome Center.
  • Core contemporary services are in Herd Worship Center. There are doors on Erwin Street directly into the worship center, or you can enter through the Elm Street atrium doors or the main Erwin Street doors.
  • Midweek services (Wednesdays) are in the chapel. Enter through the atrium doors on Erwin Street and follow the signs or ask at the Welcome Center. 

Follow the link at the bottom of the page for a campus map. If you need help, stop at the Welcome Center or ask a greeter - they are stationed at all doors and at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings.

What should I wear?

We don't care what you wear - we care about you! 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 more informal dress is welcome. Core services are very relaxed. You'll see everything from suits to shorts - jeans and shorts are welcome. Dress comfortably.

What if I get hungry on Sunday morning?

Come for doughnuts, coffee, fruit and fellowship! It's all available at 10:30 every Sunday morning in Horton Place, just inside the Erwin Street entrance. You'll have the chance to meet church members, and pastors are usually there as well. 

What about kids and youth?

Bring them! We love having young people involved in the church and they are very welcome! Children fifth-grade and below can check in at the table in the atrium, across from the Welcome Center. Students sixth-grade and up gather on the third floor. Take the elevator in the atrium, across from the Welcome Center. Need some private time with baby during sanctuary services? There's a family room (101) underneath the sanctuary that offers privacy and a live feed of the service going on above.

What is Marvin Midweek?

Marvin Midweek is a slate of small groups and classes for adults that happens twice a year, spring and fall. Activities are also available for children and youth. During Midweek, the church serves dinner on Wednesday evenings to make it easier to attend classes and activities. Dinner is served from 5-6 p.m. in Pirtle Hall. Cost is $5 per adult and $1 for kids 12 and under. If you want to come for dinner, please make a reservation in the Welcome Center (903.592.7396). Child care is available for kids 3 and under, and fun Marvin Kids programming is available for kids 4 through fifth grade.

Where do I enter during the week?

The weekday entrance is the atrium entrance off Elm Street. You'll see a portico in the parking lot over the atrium doors.

How do I contact the church about prayer requests, weddings, funerals, emergencies or something else?

The first and easiest method of contact is telephone! Call us at 903.592.7396. Our phones are answered by Welcome Center volunteers during working hours (8:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday, 8:30-noon Friday) and they can direct you to the right person to answer your question. If it's after hours, you can follow the prompts on the phone. Prefer email? Visit our contact page for basic information and a contact form, or visit our staff page if you know who you'd like to email.

How do I join Marvin Church?

Click here for information about becoming a part of the Marvin Church family.