What are services like?
You will be greeted at the door with a smile and a friendly "Hello." The person who greets you can direct you to various locations around the Church. In the Commons you will find fresh coffee, donuts, and a place to chat with other Woodridgers. Woodridge is a friendly place.
If you're visiting for the first time be sure to stop at the Welcome Cart to receive a gift, get information, and even pick up a free Bible if you like.
Preschool and Nursery age children who are dropped off at Sunday School or Nursery get a wristband. Their parents get one also that has the same number on it. This allows our Sunday School and Nursery workers to ensure that children get back to their parents.
Church starts at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m., with a mix of mostly contemporary Christian songs and a few traditional hymns. There's no need to worry about not knowing the words, since they are projected on the big screen. This time is often enhanced with a drama or special music. We also have occasional choir, well, occasionally.
Next Pastor Dave (or an occasional guest speaker) gives the sermon. Pastor Dave has a very comfortable speaking style, often using real life illustrations. He has a great way of making even difficult ideas approachable.
After the sermon, there is usually a song or two to close the service. During the closing song we pass offering pouches for anybody who wishes to contribute.
After the service, there are usually quite a few people talking in the Commons. Please stick around awhile and meet somebody new or catch up with a friend.
What is the community like?
Welcoming of all people with an authentic group of folks. Pretty much what you see is what you get type community that loves Jesus and the Gospel.
What if I'm not a Christian?
Come on in have a donut and a cup of coffee sit and explore.