What is Maxwell Street?
Maxwell Street is a dynamic and diverse congregation of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., dedicated to serving its over 500 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. 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 our pastors?
The Rev. Matt Falco came to Maxwell Street in 2016.
Rev. Rachel Vankirk Mathews joned Maxwell Street as Associate Pastor in 2018.
When are worship services?
We worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30am 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. We also offer Wednesday evening dinner, classes and choirs starting at 5:45pm. Read more about that here: https://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 additional 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 Dr. Ted Gentry and Elizabeth Wilson, 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 Rachel VanKirk Mathews. Students from UK, Transy, and Bluegrass can be found in worship and our UKirk group. Activities include weekly discussion groups (Tuesday evenings at 7pm during the Academic Year), and several social events during the semester. Plus all meals are free for students! For more information, contact the church office (255-1074).
What programs are available for youth?
Maxwell Street has a dynamic and engaged Youth Group led by Associate Pastor, Rachel VanKirk Mathews. Our Youth hang out together, do service projects locally as well as globally, and learn about what it means to be a child of God. For more information, check out our page on the website, contact the church at 255-1074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where do I take my children for childcare or after the children’s greeting?
During the summer, Nursery and childcare are available Sunday mornings from 9:15–11:45 in the designated Children’s Area (ground floor). At the 10:30am service, children of all ages are encouraged to attend church with their parents. Following the Children’s Time in worship, children 3 yrs—5th grade may go to the Children’s Area, where they will be divided according to age for a Bible story and Fun Time.
What kind of Sunday School and Christian education does Maxwell Street offer?
Maxwell Street offers a diverse and multi-faceted 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 who will be glad to visit with you on the phone or in person.