Casual, Friendly, Conservative
Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery
Contemporary, Traditional Hymns
What are services like?
Many people are a little nervous about going to a church for the first time. We want to put you at ease by describing what to expect when you visit us. Where do I go? We have parking lots on both sides of the church and most people enter the church through the double glass doors at the front of the church. We have Sunday School classes available for children, youth, and adults beginning at 9:00 a.m. Click here for a list of our classes and where they meet. Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. It is located in the main sanctuary, which you can find by going straight through the main entry way (double glass doors). We also have bathrooms available along the main front hallway in front of the sanctuary as well as in the foyer in front of the fellowship hall. Where do my kids go? We have child care available for children through 2 years of age in our nurseries located in Rooms 203 and 204 of the main building. When facing the building, these rooms are located along the hallway on the right side of the building.The nurseries are available from 10 minutes before Sunday School and throughout the worship service. We have a sign-in table where your child will receive an identification sticker and you will receive a security card for picking up your child after the service. If you have any special instructions for the care of your child, you can make note of them at the sign-in table. We have classes available for all of our children 3 years and up during the Sunday School hour. Click here for a list of our classes and where they meet. During the worship service, we have Junior Kid's Church for preschoolers that meets throughout the service in Room 100 (Orange Room in the children's hallway in the back of the building behind the fellowship hall). We also have a Kid's Church for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. These children will stay with their parents at the beginning of the service through the music portion, and then will be dismissed for Kid's Church to the fellowship hall. You may escort your child if you wish, but there will also be adults who will escort them. We understand some kids prefer to stay with their parents, and some parents prefer their kids to be with them. The children are welcome to stay in the service, but we want to let you know what opportunities are available for the children. How do we worship? When you come into the sanctuary, someone will greet you and hand you a bulletin, which provides you with more information about our church, announcements and upcoming activities. When you enter the sanctuary, please feel free to sit anywhere you like. You will not be singled out as a visitor, but there will be a welcome slip in the bulletin that we hope you will fill out so that we can get to know you a little better. You can leave the slip on your seat at the end of the service. The clothing styles of our members vary widely from very casual, jeans and T-shirts, to the more formal, shirt and tie for men and a dress for women. Perhaps the most common dress is khakis style pants and a collared shirt or blouse. Please dress in a way that is comfortable for you and modest toward others. The worship service begins with a welcome, then the Praise Team leads us in a time of worship in song. We use mostly contemporary worship songs, but sing older songs and hymns sometimes as well. Song lyrics will be displayed on the screens up front. We invite you to participate in whatever way helps you express worship to God - standing or sitting, raising hands or folding them, singing out loud or just listening. During our worship through song, we will also have a Scripture reading and offering prayer time led by one of our pastors or elders. After we sing, our pastor will come forward to bring us a message from the Word of God. An outline of the sermon will be available in the bulletin. People sometimes ask what version of the Bible we use. Although we use several good translations, the most common translation used by the pastor is the English Standard Version (ESV). What about the offering? During our song time, we receive our tithes and offerings. This is mainly a time that our members give back to God what He has already given to us. We do not expect our visitors to give unless you feel so led. Your filling out the welcome slip can be your gift to us. Don't feel embarrassed to simply pass the plate on as it comes by. When do we leave? After the final song, our pastor will dismiss the congregation. Feel free to hang around and meet others, or if you have kids, you are encouraged to pick them up within a reasonable timeframe. Do we celebrate the Lord's Supper? We do celebrate the Lord's Supper at periodic intervals. We will announce these times on our website and in our newsletter. This is a time when believers commemorate the death of Christ - the bread representing His body broken for us, and the juice representing His blood shed on our behalf. If you are not a believer or a member of a Bible-believing church in good standing, we would ask that you pass the bread and juice without partaking. During our Lord's Supper celebrations, we do not dismiss the children to Kid's Church so that they can remain in the service and participate if they are believers. We do still have Jr. Kid's Church through the service. On Lord's Supper Sundays, children in 1st grade and younger are welcome to join the Jr. Kids's Church in Room 100. Please call with any questions you might have about our worship service. And we look forward to greeting you - and your family - soon!
What if I'm not a Christian?
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