What to Expect

 

We want to offer everyone a safe and uplifting worship experience during this unique time in world history. To facilitate this, we have instituted detailed disinfecting protocols and have limited the number of people at each service. We would be delighted for you to let us know you are coming so we have adequate room for you. Please fill out our attendance sign-up for the services you wish to attend. We also welcome you to watch our services live on Facebook.

What time are the services?
How do I get to Marquette?
Are transportation services available?
Where do I go for Sunday services?
Where are the various Sunday School classes held?
What about infants and toddlers?
What children's programs are available on Sunday mornings?
What small group classes are available for adults?
What happens when I get to Marquette?
What are the services like?
How will I know when to stand?
What is the pastor's message like?
Will I be asked to donate money when I visit?

What time are the services?
Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study 7:15 p.m.

In addition, we have adult Bible studies and children's classes weekday evenings on the Marquette Manor Facebook page.

How do I get to Marquette?
MMBC is located on the southeast corner of 75th Street and Fairview Avenue on the south edge of Downers Grove.  We’re about 2 miles east of I-355 and 2.4 miles west of Kingery Highway (IL-83). See Map & Directions

Are transportation services available? 
Transportation services will be offered again when Illinois reaches Stage 5 of Governor Pritzger's reopening plan.

Where do I go for Sunday services? 
Services are held in our main auditorium—the lobby entrance faces 75th Street.  Guests are encouraged to park in the upper parking lot just outside the main entrance.    

Where are the various Sunday school classes held? 
In place of our normal Sunday school classes, we are offering week-night Bible studies on our Facebook page Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Children are welcome to be part of a children's class on Facebook at 9:15am each Sunday. We often have an extra session for children on Facebook on Wednesdays as well. 

What about infants and toddlers? 
In the intrest of safety, we have discontinued our nursery. We hope to reopen it as soon as we are able to develop procedures that ensure the health of our children and those who work with them.

What children's programs are available on Sunday mornings? 
We have a children's Sunday school class livestreamed on Facebook at 9:45am each Sunday morning. We also have a children's story time livestreamed on Wednesdays at 5:30pm.

What small group classes are available for adults? 
We are livestreaming our Sunday school classes for adults on weeknights at 7:00 p.m.: 

  • Monday - Ladies' Bible study
  • Tuesday - General Bible study
  • Thursday - Men's Bible study
  • Friday - Homebuilders' Bible study

What happens when I get to Marquette? 

We encourage the use of masks as each person enters the building. Please let an usher know your name, and he will assist you in finding your seat.

What are the services like? 

The Sunday morning services generally last about an hour and a half.  Our services include several opportunities for the congregation to join in a time of joyful singing in praise to God.  There is a time of public prayer by one of our pastors, Scripture is read, and other musical selections may be presented involving instrumentalists, or singers.  The focal point of our services is the preaching of the Word of God.

How will I know when to stand? 
The pastor or the song leader will ask the congregation to stand or sit.  Generally we stand during some of the congregational singing and during times of public prayer.

What is the pastor's message like? 
The preaching at Marquette is Bible-based, timely, and relevant.  The messages help us come to know God better, and to understand what He desires for our lives.  Sunday morning messages typically last about 45 minutes.  Recent sermons are available for online listening.   

Will I be asked to donate money when I visit? 
At MMBC, we believe that God desires that His people would give financially for the work of the ministry.  However, the intention is that those offerings come principally from those who have committed themselves to the ministry of Marquette—not from our guests.  Although offering plates will be available near the enterances, guests should not feel under any obligation to participate.  Instead, we would ask that you fill out a “Connection Card” and drop it in the offering plate.