What to expect

Visiting a new church can be intimidating, and we want you to feel comfortable at College Avenue. We would love to be your new church family. Please spend time checking out our site and our ministries to determine if we’re a good fit for you.

Sunday Morning

We strive to be an open and welcoming place. On Sundays, we have a combined worship plus a Sunday School hour (CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID). If you have children, we offer loving and safe childcare and classes for them (CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID).

11:00 a.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary (10:00 a.m. the First Sunday of each month)

We embrace a both a traditional approach as well as a contemporary style to worship at this service in our Sanctuary. We celebrate with familiar hymns and praise songs, our wonderful College Avenue choir, praise team, and other music ministries, with instruments like piano, organ, and guitar. We explore how Scripture connects to our lives today with a message that is relevant and engaging. Participants tend to dress both little more formally and casually. Come as you are!

Before the sermon, children from preschool to third grade are invited forward for a children’s moment. They’re dismissed to Kids in Action for an age-appropriate lesson (CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID). They return to their families in the worship center before the end of the service. On the first Sunday of the month, they return in time to share holy communion. Children under five are welcome in our nursery.

Sunday School

We have Sunday School options for all ages and stages of life. Please click here to view all of our options. If you’d prefer a fellowship time, you’re welcome to hang out in our coffee bar for refreshments.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park?
There is parking located all around the building, including two lots off of Main Street. On Sunday mornings, you may use the Ball State lots off of Washington Street. Handicap-accessible parking is located off the circle drive on Washington.

Where do I enter building?
All entrances are open on Sunday mornings. Enter the sanctuary directly off College Avenue. Enter the coffee bar and Wesley Hall off of McKinley. Enter the main office or education building off of Main Street. There is a handicap-accessible entrance off of Main, as well as at the circle drive on Washington.

When are Sunday Services?
11:00 a.m. Worship Service (organ, choir, and praise team) in the Sanctuary. The first Sunday of each month, worship is at 10:00 a.m. as we worship with our sister church, Riverside Muncie UMC in College Avenue’s Sanctuary.

When is Sunday School?
10 a.m. for all ages. Click here for more info. CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID.

Where is Child Care?
Children five and under are welcome in our nursery, which is open from 9 a.m. to noon each Sunday. Click here for more info. CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID.

What to wear?
Participants dress both a little more formally and casually. Come as you are!

What are the office hours?
The office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET) Monday to Thursday. Fridays, the office is closed.

What activities happen during the week?
We also have many other church activities, meetings, and community events each week at College Avenue. Check the weekly calendar for updates.

Other questions? Contact us at 765-289-7337 or office@collegeavenuechurch.org.


Joining College Avenue (Membership)

As United Methodist Christians, we are called first and foremost to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, no matter which church we choose to join. At College Avenue, we welcome and embrace all people with open arms. If College Avenue is the church you feel called to support with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness, we hope that you’ll be part of our next new member class. For more info, contact us at 765-289-7337 or office@collegeavenuechurch.org.