We really do consider it a great honor that you would join us in worship, and we want you to feel fully at home in every way. We know that attending a church for the first time can cause anxiety for some, but our hope is that this falls away quickly for you.
At Sunday Celebration, our main morning service, everything gets rolling when the praise band fires up around 10 a.m. or so. Adults and children alike gather in the sanctuary for a time of worship singing. Some people may raise or clap their hands, but it’s not a requirement; it’s just a freedom of spontaneous expression in the worship of our God.
We like to take a few minutes then for everyone to greet everyone, and there’s a fair danger that you might get hugged by a stranger here. One of the favorite moments of the morning is the children’s message, when Pastor Don calls all the kids forward for a brief interactive teaching while the adults listen in. The children then depart for their Sunday school classes with their teachers.
Then our pastor brings a 25- to 30-minute teaching out of the Bible, offering outline points for us to consider writing down and remembering. From there we typically move into a meditative worship set, with the band leading us again. Anyone in the congregation is invited to come forward to pray or receive prayer during this time. A quick rundown of announcements, as well as the receiving of our tithes and offerings, will generally close the service. On the first Sunday of the month, we also celebrate the sacrament of The Lord’s Table, receiving communion together for all professed believers.
In all the service typically runs about 90 minutes. Nursery care is available throughout for our little ones. Coffee and treats are available in the lobby afterward during our post-service fellowship time.
No matter who you are or where you’ve come from, please feel welcome to join us on any Sunday morning. We like the atmosphere to be casual, comfortable, familial … and inviting to God’s presence with our words, thoughts and prayers.