First Time Here? What to Expect

We know visiting a new church can be intimidating and overwhelming. We want you to be comfortable and have some idea of what to expect. If you don’t find the information you are seeking here please feel free to email or call us with any questions or concerns. We pray you will find peace, comfort, and fellowship in Christ’s family while you’re here.

What do I wear?
We don’t have a dress code. When you visit us you will see people in casual attire (jeans) and some in suits and ties and dresses. Wear what you are confortable in that is modest and appropriate for a worship setting.

1Samuel 16:7 …Truly, God does not see what man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD sees the heart.”

What should I expect when attending worship?
When you enter either door you will see our ushers (greeters) who will welcome you and give you a bulletin (an outline of the service) that you can follow to know what’s happening next and page numbers for music. You will more than likely be welcomed by others as well. Even though we use the term ushers they will not “show you to your seat”. You are welcome to sit wherever you like.

Our services begin with the ringing of the bell, an opening welcome and opportunity for announcements and prayer joys and concerns. Our Music can be sung using hymnals (song books) found in the pews, or the words are projected on large screens at the front of the sanctuary. We will make large print copies available upon request.

In the Lord’s Prayer we say debts. “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.”  If you are accustomed to saying trespasses or sins you may continue doing so.

After service we welcome all to join us downstairs in the fellowship hall for coffee hour where we enjoy refreshments and friendly fellowship.

What about my children?
Children will initially join their families for the beginning of worship. After announcements and the opening hymn there is a children’s moment where all the children are invited to go up front to join the pastor for a special message for them. After the children’s message they go back downstairs for a Bible lesson, and a craft or mission project. If you prefer, children are always welcome to stay in the sanctuary with their families. Active children are accepted.

Is there adaptive accommodations?
Adaptive conveniences include wheel chair accessible entryway and restroom, elevator to the fellowship hall, big screen displays, and listening enhancement devises. Please ask the greeters if you need any of these or any assistance.