when you arrive
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.
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)
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)
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?
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).