What to expect? Let's see if we can answer them here for you.
What is worship like?
We worship God through preaching, teaching, reading the Bible, music, and prayer. Our music is a blend of both hymns and newer songs.
What do I wear?
Come as you are. Attire typically ranges from dressed up to jeans – you’ll fit in.
What time should I arrive?
We recommend fifteen minutes prior to the beginning of service. However, many people arrive earlier to visit with friends and welcome visitors (you!) – its a great way to start Sunday morning.
After the first service there is a fellowship time between 9:15 and 9:45 am., and at 9:45 Bible Study classes begin – for all ages. So, if coming to second service (at 11:00), please come early for our Fellowship and Bible Study times, it’s where you will make fast friends.
Which door do I use?
When you arrive, you will see a large entrance facing northwest with a drive through where you can drop people off. That is our main entrance, and we recommend you use it so our greeters can assist you. The other entrance is a set of double doors facing Chinden Blvd. We have three other doors, used for emergency exit purposes only.
Where do I go?
Let the greeters know you are new – they will be happy to show you around. Once you enter the main doors, you will probably find a number of folks visiting over a cup of coffee – feel free to grab a cup at our coffee bar and join us! Our worship services are held in the multi-purpose room near the coffee bar. Feel free to ask anyone for directions - our greeters, members and staff are always happy to provide assistance.
What about my kids?
Your children are a top priority. The Children's Ministries staff is made up of volunteers dedicated to teaching and discipling the children in their care, letting them know by their words and their actions that Jesus loves them. We provide nursery facilities during our worship services, and we have a Children’s Message during each service. Sunday School at 9:45 am, and there is a Children’s Church during the Pastor’s message at the 11:00 am Service. What is Children’s Church? The children go with the volunteers, discuss the Pastor’s message in a simpler form and perform a related activity. We also have youth activities during the week and offer confirmation classes.
What happens during a service?
All songs and responsive prayers are on overheads, so no memorization is necessary. It’s easy! Join in as you feel comfortable, we are in this together.
Communion is served the first and third Sunday of each month, at both services.
A Friendship Card will be inside the Bulletin you receive as you enter the Sanctuary. Pens are at the ends of each row of chairs. Please complete the card, so we can contact you. Feel comfortable to ask for prayer for anyone in need – or offer a praise! Pastor will read these prayers to the congregation during our prayer time if you want names to remain anonymous, that’s ok – God knows.
The Offering plate is passed at each service. We don’t expect anything. If you do give to God’s kingdom and would like a receipt, a check will be necessary for tracking purposes.
Again, after service, members ‘hang around’ to meet others. Stick around, mingle – it’s how you will make friends and feel like you belong. We love to celebrate Our friendship, with God and with others.