when you arrive
Before you enter, there's a good chance that you'll meet someone from our greeting team at the front door. We do our best to make our guests feel welcomed and comfortable. You'll be offered a bulletin and a friendly, "Hello." Visit our literature table in the foyer if you'd like more information about our church, and check out our bulletin board to get an idea of what we're up to this month. There's always fresh coffee ready for you to enjoy, and please feel free to bring it into the sanctuary with you. You'll find a "Connection Card" in your bulletin, which you can fill out and drop in the offering plate. We also offer all of our first-time guests a special gift at the end of the service.
Just a note: We pray in
the sanctuary from 8:30-8:50am. If you attend the 9:00am service
and arrive during prayer time, just come on in!
what about the kids?
Nursery (Birth - Age 3)
Nursery is available for your infants and toddlers throughout the entire service. When you enter, follow the hall to your left until you reach the nursery. You will be able to sign your little ones in and speak to the nursery staff regarding any special needs that your child may have, whether it be about their feeding time, their favorite stuffed animal, or allergies. Sometimes we provide snacks (like cheerios) in the nursery. Also, if you have a child that is 3 years old, you may choose to sign them into the nursery, or allow them to attend our Pre-K Children's Church Class.
Elementary (Age 3 - Grade 5)
You'll keep your elementary-age children with you in the sanctuary through the first part of the worship service. Before the message begins, the children will be dismissed to Children's Church. You can accompany them if you'd like, or you can send them on with the rest of the children. The Children's Church teachers will make sure that they get to the correct classroom. If you have a child that is 3 years old, you may choose to place them in the nursery, or you may allow them to attend our Pre-K Children's Church Class.
Youth group (Grades 6-12)
6th-12th graders remain in the sanctuary during the main services.
The youth group meets on Sunday nights
at 6:00pm-7:30pm during the school year.
what's the service like?
The word "Worship" actually describes our entire service, including prayer, offering, the reading of scripture, the sermon, praise and more. For our purposes, though, we usually refer the first part of our service as "Worship." We are praying for another worship leader to raise up. Currently we sing modern Christian songs (think Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, All Sons and Daughters, Newsboys, WayFM, etc) with videos. We'll sing and praise God together, followed by a time of offering, and then announcements. Sometimes we incorporate videos and other media into our worship services, which can be anywhere from hilarious (we love to laugh), to informative, to deeply moving, and inspiring.
This is the second part of our service. Pastor
Larry (and sometimes a Guest Pastor/Speaker) reads from the Word and preaches
the message for the day. We don't require any particular translation of the
bible, and we have bibles available if you don't have one with you. Our pastor
uses the ESV translation (English Standard Version).