Metro East Falls
We're so grateful you're taking time to learn more about our church!
God does amazing things when people gather together to pursue Him. Lives are transformed, hope is found, and chains are broken through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Come join us at East Falls this Sunday as we seek to make much of Jesus and learn how to follow Him!
What to Expect
We hope this guide to make it easier to know what to expect on your first visit
- Our Children’s Programs
Children and Toddlers
The 9:30 AM service will provide a program for young children and child services for toddlers. There is no formal children programs during the 11:00 AM service.
- Our Nursery
Infants and Parents
Both 9:30am and 11:00am services will have a nursery available for newborns and toddlers. This space can be locked from the inside for privacy, and will play a livestream of the service so that parents can follow along.
- Our Dress
Casual, Reflective, and Open
The overall atmosphere is casual, reflective, and open to everyone. We do not emphasize any form of dress code, and thus, maintain a casual (business casual) style of dress in our worship; we certainly do not look down on anyone’s form of dress in our Sunday Worship Services. We welcome and desire to foster a diverse culture: all ethnicities, all socio-economic classes, all educational backgrounds, all occupations and professions, and all stages of life. In essence, we respect the diversity of dress in our community, and request that all participants merely maintain a respectful sensitivity to our community, since worship is both personal and corporate in nature.
- Our Worship Style
Intentional & Gospel-Centric Historical
Worship at Metro consists of a blend of Gospel-centric historical and contemporary lyrics and melodies—in many cases, rearranged from their historical origins. God has blessed our team with talented musicians who love Jesus and his Gospel, and serve his church through contemporary and classical forms of music with refreshed arrangements of hymns. The emphasis on our worship “style” was not casually developed; our music is intentional—to engage the whole person to hear the Word of God and respond to it.
- Our Litergy
Cycles of Experiencing the Gospel
We have a bulletin that explicitly details the order of our worship each Sunday. Each “stage” or “function” of our worship consists of various cycles of celebrating and experiencing the Gospel. Every church, whether or not they have a bulletin, maintains an order of worship; we believe that each component of our worship is necessary for worship and renewal, as directed throughout Scripture and the history of the church. A presider will lead us through the various components of our service—explaining each component as we progress through the service.
- Our Preaching
The Gospel Lesson
We believe that a regular diet of biblical preaching is important to the life of our community, and thus, we desire to engage our congregation weekly through biblical preaching and counsel. Each Gospel Lesson ranges between 30-40 minutes, and is drawn from the Scriptural text on which the teaching is based. Our teaching is not moralistic in nature, although you will learn what it means to live a transformed life. Our teaching is centered around the Person of Jesus Christ and the Work of Jesus Christ, and engages the our heart’s deepest affections. Please feel free to review a sermon sample online.
- Volunteers For Worship
Serve as Jesus demonstrated
If you are new to our church or city, and would like to plug into our community, consider volunteering for our Sunday ministries. We believe that serving in a ministry goes beyond the performance of the task itself, but more about becoming part of the body of Christ.
We hope this guide will help with your Sunday morning parking experience
- East River Drive
- Free Parking0-2 minute walkFlat terrain towards Metro
- Ridge Avenue
- Free Parking, 2 Hour Limit0-4 minute walkFlat terrain towards Metro
- Midvale Avenue
- Free Parking, 2 Hour Limit0-4 minute walkDownhill towards Metro
- Calumet and Stanton Streets
- Free Parking2-6 minute walkDownhill towards Metro
- Falls Ridge Neighborhood
- Free Parking3-7 minute walkSlightly downhill towards Metro
- Public Parking Lot
- $2.50 Per Hour, No Limit3 minute walkFlat terrain towards Metro
Local public transportation to and from Metro
- East Falls Station
This SEPTA Regional Rail train station is a stop along the "Manayunk/Norristown Line".
On Sundays, a train is expected to stop every 60 minutes. Visit Septa's East Falls Station page for rates and schedules.
- 1 / 61 / K / R Lines
These SEPTA Bus stops are the closest to our church
Visit Septa's Bus Schedule page for rates and schedules.
Rides and discounts available for undergraduate and graduate students
- Sunday Morning Pick-ups
All College students are welcome to sign up for rides to and from church each Sunday morning. Sign up for rides at the link here!
- Rideshare Reimbursements
All College students are also eligible for a 50% reimbursement on all rideshare costs to and from church each Sunday morning. Simply upload a screenshot of your receipt on our expenses form.