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 10:55am, you enter the front doors, where you are greeted by members of the ushering and host team. (If you chose to attend Sunday School, you would come at 9:30am instead.) Welcome packages are available; the ushering and host team, as well as our pastors, 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. Around 11am 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. The offering is taken, but since you’re our guest, you’re not expected to give; our worship together is our gift to you. Our pastor leads the congregation to pray for the city and special needs in the congregation. After prayer, your child (if you have one 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 a benediction and invites the congregation to pause for a short time of quiet reflection before leaving.
The community fellowship often continues long after the service officially ends, either in the sanctuary itself or in the front foyer.