Going to a new church can be really intimidating. No one likes to walk into a room full of strangers, especially when those strangers already know each other. This uneasiness is multiplied when you do not know what to expect when you arrive. There is nothing we can do about you not knowing anyone before you visit, but we want to try and help you know what to expect when you do arrive on your first visit so that you will want to come back again and again.
So here is what to expect for…
The Service: Our church service begins at 10:30 am and ends around 12:00. The service is designed to put into practice the things we see the New Testament church doing when they gathered together: singing, praying, giving, and hearing the Word of God read and preached. The music is a blend of traditional and modern hymns and worship choruses. We do take an offering, but that is for those who are a regular part of our church family. If you are visiting, please do not feel obligated to give. When you walk into our service, you will notice that we are a multi-generational church. In the same way that we have a wide range of ages, you will also see a wide range of dress, from suits and dresses to jeans and t-shirts. If you come wearing what you feel comfortable in, you will fit in!
The Kids: We know your children are very important to you, so we take serious the privilege we have of caring for them during services. We have a nursery for children age 0-2. The children age 3-6 join us for the early part of our service, but leave for children’s church during the song before the sermon. It is usually announced when they go. Finally, on the last Sunday of every month we offer a program called Mission Band for children ages 7-12. All our children’s workers have been screened with background checks, and we have a security person roaming the halls during the service. We want your children to be safe.
After the Service: When the service is over, we offer coffee and juice in our fellowship hall. It is a great way to get to know people and for us to get to know you. If you visit, please plan to stay. Our loving church family will make you feel welcomed. We hope to see you at church!