We’re glad you’ve stopped by! It can be unsettling to walk into a new place with new people. Here is some information that may make your first visit more comfortable for you and your family. We are excited to meet you!

What is Worship Like?

Our Lead Pastor is April Blaine. Our Associate Pastor is Jon Osmundson.

We currently have two in-person services, which are both also livestreamed online on our website (look HERE for links) and on Facebook Live:

  • 9am Traditional Worship, with organ, Chancel Choir, and hymns.
  • 11am Contemporary Worship, with keyboard.

What to Wear
Come as you are! In this house we welcome suits and ties, dresses, jeans, and cut-offs… tee shirts, flip-flops, wingtips, and heels… We welcome big hair, no hair, blue hair, and unruly hair… tattoos, piercings, and Grandma’s pearls…

Parking
We have a large parking lot with many spaces close to the buildings. We suggest arriving 10-15 minutes before worship for parking, connecting with the hospitality team (if you wish), grabbing a cup of coffee and a pastry, and finding a seat.

There’s an ADA-approved entrance under the portico at the Social Hall doors to the Sanctuary building, where you can drop passengers off. At Warehouse 839, there’s ADA parking and an ADA ramp right by the front door.

Hospitality Center
Just inside the entrance to each building are friendly people who are ready to answer your questions, give you printed information, and direct you or take you to various places in the church, if you like.

Children

We have a great, kid-friendly nursery with well-trained staff who’ve passed a background check.

We have amazing children’s Sunday school, called Godly Play. It’s currently at 10am on Zoom and at 11am outside on the church lawn (weather permitting).

There’s great stuff for kids happening throughout the week, too (school year), and a fabulous summer Vacation Bible School experience for kids!

Our Director of Children’s Ministry is Lindsay Robinson (lrobinson@hilliardumc.org). Our Director of Middle Grades Ministry (grades 3-6) is Nikki Buskirk (nikki@hilliardumc.org).

Teens

Youth Sunday School (grades 7-12), 11am, Warehouse 839: Middle and High School students start in worship, then move to the youth room (school year).

On Sunday evenings our youth gather for youth group, called Stoked, and in the summer they go up to Lake Erie for a week of Lakeside Institute camp!

Our Director of Youth Ministry is April Andrick (humc_youth@yahoo.com).

Adults

Lots of classes and groups for adults listed HERE and HERE. Our Enneagram classes are listed HERE. Happy exploring, as you consider your next step of faith! Let us know how we can help.

Our Director of Adult Discipleship is Beth Palmer (bpalmer@hilliardumc.org).

Meet the Pastors

Our Lead Pastor is April Blaine. Our Associate Pastor is Jon Osmundson.

Discover Hilliard UMC
Looking for an informal gathering for conversation and connection, just to get to know the pastors and some other new folks and learn about the DNA of Hilliard UMC? Come spend 90 minutes with us! Click HERE for the details.