Frequently Asked Questions

What is Maxwell Street?

Maxwell Street is a dynamic and diverse congregation of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., dedicated to serving its 650 members and downtown neighborhood. Maxwell Street is a place where people – both those whose faith is new and unsure, and those whose faith is already well nurtured – continue to learn about, develop, and deepen their relationship with God. Thriving on challenge, committed to inclusivity, social justice, and discipleship, Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church is a community of believers that welcomes all who seek a closer relationship with God.

 

Who are the pastors?

The Revs. Woody Berry and Matt Falco share the position of Co-Pastor, modeling the church’s commitment to sharing ministry and mission with the entire staff, elders, deacons, and congregation of Maxwell Street.

 

When are worship services? 

We worship on Sunday mornings at 10:45 in the Sanctuary with a traditional Presbyterian order of service that is a great mix of traditional and modern. There are special services of worship held throughout the year. Check the running banner on this webpage for information on those services.

 

How can I meet more Maxwell Street members?

Visitors are welcome at all of Maxwell Street’s fellowship activities. Please join us for punch after each service in the parlor at the rear of the sanctuary, or come for dinner, offered most Sunday evenings at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall during the fall, winter and spring. We also offer Wednesday evening dinner, classes and choirs starting at 5:45pm. Read more about that here: http://www.maxpres.org/church-family-night-wednesday-evenings/

 

Where can I park?

Parking during the week is always available in the church’s main parking lot. For Sunday mornings and special occasions, there are addition areas that can be used. Please visit the Parking at Maxwell Street section under the About column.

 

What music programs are available?


Our music program is led by Drs. Zachary & Jennifer Marshall, with voice and handbell choirs available for ages three through adult. As a part of the children’s program Orff, handchime and hymn study are offered in addition to vocal training. The music ministry is also committed to mainstreaming children with learning disabilities into the choir programs.

 

Is there a campus ministry group?

Yes, our campus ministry is led by Jenni Marshall. Students from UK, Transy, and Bluegrass can be found in worship and our UKirk group. Activities include weekly discussion groups, and several social events during the semester. Plus all meals are free for students!  For more information, contact Jenni through the church office at 255-1074 or email her with questions at Jennifer@maxpres.org

 

What programs are available for youth?

Maxwell Street has a dynamic and growing Youth Group, coordinated by Presbyterian Youth Director, Robby Lear, who also serves as the Director of Burnamwood Camp. Pastor Matt Falco oversees the program and Youth Intern David Ehlert is always on board.  For more information, contact Robby at church at 255-1074.

 

Where do I take my children for childcare or after the children’s greeting?

Nursery and childcare is available Sunday mornings from 9:15–12:15 in the Early Care Center (ground floor). At the 10:30am service, children of all ages are encouraged to attend church with their parents. All children are welcome in worship. The following options are available for those who choose: Children 3 yrs—1st   grade may go to Godly Play following the Children’s Moment. Children 2nd—5th grade may visit the Pray Ground off  of the balcony at any time following the Children’s Moment.

 

What kind of Sunday School and Christian education does Maxwell Street offer?

Maxwell Street offers a diverse and multifaceted Educational Ministry program for its members and visitors, young and old. Sunday School morning classes for adults and children are offered year-round. A directory of Sunday School rooms is posted next to the elevator in the education building.

 

How do I find out more about joining this congregation?

Look under the “about” column, and you will find “Membership at MSPC.” That will give you more information, but please feel free to contact Matt Falco or Woody Berry who will be glad to visit with you on the phone or in person.