1. What is worship like?
The Sunday morning service is about 1-hour long. The order of worship is traditional, but with an informal, relaxed spirit and “feel.” The centers of worship are readings from the Bible, and a sermon which strives to explain the Bible readings and apply them to daily life. The sermon is usually about 15 minutes long. Other parts of the service include music, prayers, a children’s chat, and the sacraments (Baptism and Communion)
2. What kind of music?
Mostly we sing traditional church hymns, accompanied by an organ or piano. More contemporary music is included from time-to-time. We also have a choir that sings anthems of various styles.
3. Can anyone take communion?
Yes. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month. An invitation to participate is extended to all who love the Lord and seek to serve him regardless of church membership.
4. Are children welcome in church?
Yes. There is also a fully staffed nursery for infants and preschoolers.
5. Should I dress up?
Only if you want. There is no dress code.
6. Will I be singled-out?
No. Hopefully, you will be welcomed by a friendly greeter and sit by a friendly church member. But you will not be asked to stand or be singled-out in any way.
7. What about the offering? Am I expected to give money?
There’s a time in worship when offering plates are circulated for the convenience of church members who wish to make donations. Guests and visitors are not expected to contribute. In fact, so many members make their donations to the church in ways other than by the weekly offering plate that no one even notices when the plate passes by.
8. Where do I park?
Parking spaces in the church’s small lot are reserved on Sundays for those who need to be close to the building. In addition to street parking, the large public school lot on the southeast corner of 2nd Ave SE and 3rd Street SE is available for church use.