What to Expect


Chapel in the Pines worships
Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. with childcare and at 11 a.m. without childcare

Second Sunday: One service at 11 a.m. with childcare

Welcome to Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church, where all our members are ministers.  We open our doors to all persons to join in worship, fellowship, educational programs, and service.  We welcome into membership all who profess faith in Jesus Christ without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, worldly conditions, sexual orientation, ability, or any other human condition.  We hope that you will visit with us.  We assure you a warm welcome and trust that you will find the presence of the risen Christ among us.

Finding our worship space at 314 Great Ridge Parkway, Chapel Hill

Chapel in the Pines opened its new sanctuary for worship on December 11, 2011.  From US 15-501 turn west on to Mann’s Chapel Road (at the Cole Park Plaza intersection).  Proceed 1 mile down Mann’s Chapel Road.  As you approach Great Ridge Parkway, you will pass Opus Financial and a small pond on your right.  Just past the pond, turn left onto Great Ridge.  Proceed about 1/3 mile to Chapel in the Pines, on your right.  Click here for directions.

Parking and ArrivalBuilding with people

  • Visitor and handicapped parking spaces are provided along the sidewalk near the entrance.  Beginning May 2023, we have less parking near the church due to construction. Please use the unpaved lot near the street.
  • Enter through the main double doors.
  • At Chapel in the Pines, we invite all who worship with us to wear a name tag so we may call each other by name.  While not required, visitors are invited to make a name tag upon arrival.  If you return within the next few weeks, a printed name tag will be waiting for you the next time you attend.
  • We also invite you to sign the visitor pad, giving your address, phone, and email information, so we can send you a note, add you to our email listserve, and learn a bit more about you.
  • Ushers and Greeters are available to assist you each Sunday should you have any questions.

What to Wear?

There is no dress code here. You’ll see people in jeans sitting alongside folks in suits and ties, dresses and slacks. Come as you are and you will be welcome here.

Sunday School for all Ages

For those wishing to learn about and discuss Biblical, spiritual and contemporary issues, we have informal Sunday School classes for adults (beginning at 9:00 a.m.) and for children beginning at 9:15 a.m.  (Parents who wish to attend the 9 AM classes may drop their children off in the nursery until the children’s classes begin.)  Please ask anyone in the narthex (lobby), and they will direct you to the appropriate classroom.  A list of classes available can be found in our current newsletter, which is available for you through the homepage of this website.

Worship FirstService

There are two worship services on Sunday mornings:  9:15 a.m. outdoors (moves inside if there is inclement weather) and 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. On the second Sunday of each month we have one combined service at 11 a.m.  Services last about an hour. You’ll find Bibles and hymnals near your chair in the sanctuary.  Please take a seat anywhere.  Click below for a sample bulletin you can review to learn about a typical order of service. A T-Coil is available and services are streamed online.



Sample Worship Bulletin
LogoClick here for a sample worship bulletin with explanations for the different sections in the Order of Worship.


Children are welcome at Chapel in the Pines.  Childcare is provided for the early service, beginning at 9 a.m..  A Time With Young Disciples during worship invites children of all ages to come forward for a time of learning prior to the Sermon.  During worship, young children may come to The Sacred Art Table, an activity center in the Fellowship Hall.  Adult supervision is provided as children feel welcome and included in worship.

Fellowship Time Following Worship

You are invited to stay following worship for a time of fellowship in the Hall-4-All fellowship hall.  Refreshments are provided and members welcome your questions and comments.  On the second Sunday of the month, we gather for a pot luck lunch.  Newcomers are always welcome to enjoy the meal without contribution.


Handicapped parking is available in front of the church with level access into the sanctuary.
Large print worship bulletins and hymnals are available from the ushers. You are invited and encouraged to use these during worship.


The sanctuary is equipped with a hearing loop, making it possible for anyone with a T-coil-enabled hearing aid to hear the worship service clearly.  Hearing Assistance headphones are also available from the ushers.  Before you leave the sanctuary, please turn off the receiver and place it in the specially marked receptacle or return to an usher.

Weekly sermons are available as audio files.  Printed copies may be requested from the church office.

Want to know more about Presbyterians?

Click here to visit the Presbyterian Church (USA) website’s “Presbyterian 101.”

Ready to Become a Member?

New members are received during worship on a regular basis.  If you’d like to officially become a member of Chapel in the Pines, just let Andrew Taylor-Troutman, our Pastor, know of your desire to join.

Please spend some time looking at the other sections of this website, read our monthly newsletter, check out our calendar, meet our staff members, and find information about our mission and outreach involvement.  You are invited to come worship with us. 

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