Hi! Come on in!
Folks here wear everything from jeans and sweats to dresses and suits.
If you come in the front doors, the choir room is to the left. If you go in there, Dave the Director might grab you for the choir.
If you need the nursery, please go down the stairs to the basement. You’ll see child size tables and chairs – go past those – the nursery is across from the rest rooms.
The sanctuary is to the right. A greeter will give you a bulletin, and if you’d like, help you find a seat. Folks will probably come talk to you.
We often are chatting and visiting before the service. Worship is mostly traditional with choir, hymns and sermon. We share communion each week. Bread is shared with a neighbor; drink from the cup when you are ready.
If you have kids 2nd grade or younger, there is Children’s Church in the basement after the Children’s message, except for the last Sunday of the month.
If you come in the back or side doors, you’ll see our new addition. There are offices for the staff, a Sunday School room for the 20ish – 50ish group, and an area for visiting.
There is an elevator, but it does not go to the top floor where the youth Sunday School rooms are located.
Donut Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. We have Fellowship meals every month or two. PLEASE stay for this meal! Every table is the Lord’s, and He invites you to share in the food and friendship in His name.
Our youth groups are active! If you hear about a youth event happening this afternoon, and your kid wants to participate, we’ll make it happen!
We are part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Our symbol is a red chalice with a slanted white cross (St. Andrew’s cross).
And now, the awkward questions you may be wondering, but don’t want to ask:
Should we arrive a little late so we don’t sit in someone’s favorite seat?
It’s true some folks like certain pews. They’re usually in them by 9:10 or so. If you’re really worried about this, please ask a greeter to help you (the person who just shook your hand and gave you a bulletin).
Should we give an offering?
Good news – we don’t have pay per worship services! Guests are not expected to contribute. If your heart is moved to put something in the plate – thank you very much.
What if our kids do something embarrassing during worship?
We’ll be too busy dealing with the embarrassing things our kids and grandkids are doing to pay any mind.
What if we spill the communion?
It happens. We’ve had spilled bread, and more spectacularly, spilled grape juice. Folks will offer immediate help.
Do you want me to sing if I can’t carry a tune in a bucket?
Uhh…what about the sermon?
A passage of Scripture will be read, and the sermon will describe how people interacted with God in those times, and how we interact with God in our times. It usually is around 15 – 20 minutes.
What if I fall asleep during the sermon?
In olden days, you would have been whacked on the head with a pole (if a man), or tickled awake (if a woman). We just let you snooze.
Can God really love me ’cause I’ve done____________?
God loves you no matter what. God looks at sin as sickness, and God sent Jesus the “doctor” to make us well. God can cure any sickness, and wants us to have wholeness and joy in our lives.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!