IT’S ALWAYS A REAL JOY FOR US TO MEET NEW MEMBERS.
Our mission is leading people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Arriving at the church around 9:20am, you enter the front doors, where you are greeted by members of the ushering and host team. The ushering and host teams, as well as our pastor and elders, can answer your questions about the church, our people, and our ministries. One of the ushers lets you know that child care and nursery is available in the basement and that parents with babies can also worship in the Overflow room. (The room to the right of the front doors.)
As you enter the sanctuary, you’re handed a bulletin from one of the ushers, and sit in one of the pews. At 9:30am this week’s worship team steps onto the stage. The worship leader calls the congregation to quiet their hearts for worship. After prayer, the congregation stands and sings along as the team opens with “This is Amazing Grace”, followed by three other worship songs and Bible reading as part of our opening call to worship. One of the elders comes forward to pray for intercessory prayer for the congregation. The offering is then taken, but since you’re our guest, you’re not expected to give; our worship together is our gift to you. After prayer, your children (if you have any in SK-Grade 6) goes downstairs for Children Worship and Sunday School with their teachers.
As the children head to their classes, this week’s speaker comes up to the podium to present the sermon. As they conclude their message in prayer, the worship team returns to the stage for a song of response. The pastor marks the end of the service with any important announcements, a benediction, and then invites the congregation to pause for a short time of quiet reflection before continuing fellowship in the foyer.
At 11:30am, Sunday school begins. There are multiple adult Sunday school options as well as a student ministry sunday school for youths. Children can continue in “fellowship time” which is a less structured but supervised time of community with each other.