Walking into a new church can be difficult.
Reading our whole website from start to finish is fine, but the best way to see if we’re a good fit for you is by visiting us! We love guests, and we will try to help you feel as comfortable as possible. We know that walking into a strange church the first time can be daunting. Here are some answers to questions you may have as you consider a first visit.
How do I get there and where should I park?
It would be best to get onto Third Street, turn south on Woodscrest Drive, and then take the first right; the church will be right in front of you. Park anywhere; go in any door. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., and worship begins at 10:30 a.m.
What should I wear?
You’ll see everything from casual suits and dresses to t-shirts and jeans. Wear whatever makes you comfortable.
What will happen when I arrive?
If you come in by the main sanctuary entrance, you will be greeted and cordially welcomed by church members. We will not ask nosy questions, make you stand up, or anything like that. We would, however, appreciate it if you fill out one of the visitor cards handed to you by one of the ushers. You can give us as much or as little information as you please.
What is the service like?
Fairly traditional but with a lot of interaction and an informal feel. We are here to be in the presence of God and discover God’s call in our lives. You will get a paper bulletin so you can easily follow the order of worship. A offering is taken during the service, but you are not expected to contribute.
Where should my kids go during Sunday School or the worship service?
We have excellent childcare facilities staffed by caring and professional adults. If you’re coming at 9:30 a.m., we’d love to welcome your children (ages three and under) to the nursery where they can play until worship starts. Older youth are welcome to join our adult classes. The nursery (ages birth through three) is open and available from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday mornings. During worship, children are invited up to the front for a special story and are then invited to Children’s Learning Time classes (ages three through fifth grade). Children of any age are always welcome in worship. (And, yes, we know that kids make noise!)
What’s your theology?
We are not very creedal, so nobody will cross-examine you about your beliefs. We take our Bible seriously but not literally. We are a Christ-centered church, and in the spirit of Jesus, we welcome everyone into fellowship.
More questions? Do you want to be in conversation with a real person before your first visit? E-mail one of our worship leaders! We love meeting guests (in person or online) before their first visit.