What a blessing that God led you to our church. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you get acquainted.
How do I contact you?
SMPC's physical address is 8601 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte, NC, 28277. You cn call the church offices at 704-544-0404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When can I worship on Sundays?
We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings between the 9:10 and 10:30 a.m. worship services for lemonade and cookies outside in the Pedestrian Plaza. In the narthex, just outside the sanctuary doors, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and grab a muffin at SMPC’s own “Coffee Grounds.” These are great places to meet people and learn more about what’s going on at SMPC!
Where do I park?
Park in one of our visitor parking spots reserved just for you. These parking spots are located directly across from the main doors to our sanctuary. Enter our property through the main driveway off of Blakeney Heath Road; turn left before you get to the circle.
Are visitors welcome at any service or activity?
Yes! SMPC welcomes guests to Sunday worship and many programs throughout the week. With the church's location in fast-growing south Charlotte, SMPC often gets the privilege of saying hello to newcomers.
As a visitor, will I need to do anything special?
No. Guests often like to check out SMPC without making a big splash. The church does not ask for anyone to identify themselves. SMPC won't contact you unless you would like to share your information.
What should I wear?
SMPC is by no means a dressy church. Men wear everything from jackets and ties to slacks and sports shirts. Women wear everything from dresses to slacks and casual shirts.
What about children?
SMPC provides secure, nurturing care for children during all worship services. Rooms for infant, toddler, two-year old, three-year old, four-year old, and kindergarten children are staffed with professional nursery personnel and parent disciples. All paid nursery staff have completed SMPC Children, Youth, Volunteers and Staff Protection Policy training.
What if I'm ready to join?
SMPC offers a quarterly Inquirer's Class to guests who want to learn more about the Presbyterian faith. The class is led by Pastor Matt Brown and Nancy Metzler, Director of Hospitality and Connection. It's a great way to get connected to the life of the church!