Visitors

Children VisitorsDrayton Avenue offers everyone the opportunity to build lasting personal relationships with other people from the community while you learn about and grow in Christian faith at your own pace.


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Directions — Drayton Avenue is located at 2441 Pinecrest Drive, Ferndale, Michigan 48220 at the corner of Pinecrest Drive and Drayton Avenue. This is six blocks north of Nine Mile Road in Ferndale, two blocks west of Woodward, and one block south of the city of Pleasant Ridge. A parking lot is located at the rear of the building. On Sunday you may enter the church from the parking lot though the glass doors, or from Pinecrest through the large double-doors at the top of the large staircase. An elevator is available off the parking lot on the south side of the building — from the glass doors just follow the sidewalk around the corner of the building. Need a Sunday morning ride to Drayton? Call the church office during the week and ask to have a Drayton member pick you up.

Experiencing Drayton — One of the best ways to experience Drayton Avenue is to attend worship, which is held every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. To learn more about our style of worship, please have a look at a worship bulletin from a typical service. If you really want to show up prepared you should also check out this handout, which explains why we do certain things during worship.

On a typical Sunday morning, visitors should expect to see by a mix of people, young and old, single, married and divorced, gay and straight, new parents and established families. A staffed playroom is available during worship for children ages 0 – 3. We welcome children — even crying babies — in worship. However, if you are uncomfortable, a cry room is available at the rear of the Sanctuary that features an audio feed so you can listen and participate in worship while caring for your children.

Drayton’s Worship Music — Traditional. We incorporate different styles (e.g., central american rhythms and spirituals) and will often incorporate foreign languages (e.g., Spanish and Native American), but usually we sing hymns straight out of the presbyterian hymnal. Here is a sample of the congregation singing one of those many hymns. We also tend to enjoy a good brass soloists or quartet, vocalists, and an occasional classical guitar.

Church School — Children in grades K – 4 are invited to attend church school. Please see our Adult and Youth Education page for more information about church school. The building also includes an elevator and restroom facilities that are accessible by those with a physical impairment.

Clothing —The style of dress on Sunday morning can range from a few suits and ties to a shirt and jeans, but most people show up wearing business casual.

In addition to worship, we invite you to participate in one of the several hands-on-mission projects that our members and friends participate in throughout the year.

You do not have to be a member of Drayton Avenue in order to fully participate in almost everything that we do. If you would like to learn more about Drayton Avenue, please call the church office and ask to speak to the Pastor or a Drayton Ambassador. Drayton Avenue: Building Faith, Family and Community.