Walking into a church for the first time can be a bit intimidating. To help you prepare for your first visit, here’s a brief overview of what you can expect on a typical Sunday morning.
Our service starts at 10a, lasting 60 – 75 minutes – we’d encourage you to get here a little bit early to find a place to sit. Like most churches, our services look pretty much the same from week to week, usually consisting of: Congregational singing*, weekly communion**, and a bible-based sermon.
This service takes place in our sanctuary – which will be to the left after entering the main entrance/foyer area. As you enter, a greeter will provide you with a bulletin which will contain additional information regarding the service and any upcoming events. Please use the Connection Card to share any prayer requests or let us know how we can help you in your faith***.
Dress is more casual in nature but periodically some of us will be dressed up a bit more than others.
While here, you can stop by the Welcome Center in the foyer if you have any questions or need help with anything.
Kids classes are also available at 10a for birth – 5th grade. Kids attend the service with their parents and are then dismissed mid-service for their classes.
Two final thoughts we’d ask you to keep in mind before visiting. First, we will do our best to make a good first impression, but we think it takes at least 4 – 6 weeks to get a good feel for a church. So please join us – we look forward to meeting you and having you here with us – but we’d also ask you to give us some time to get to know each other before making any final decisions.
Second, whether you’re looking for a new church to attend or just visiting one time while in town, we hope that you will be able to engage with God in a meaningful way and that you will leave thinking that, as a church, we really do love the Lord and take our faith in Christ seriously.
Please let us know if you have any questions and we hope to see you soon.
* We usually have a full-band leading us in worship most weeks (singers, guitar, bass, drums, etc.) – with a mix of modern worship songs and classic hymns.
** We practice open communion which means everyone who professes to have a saving faith in Christ is invited to participate.
*** Connection Cards and offering may be placed in Offering Boxes available in the foyer or back of the sanctuary.