SO, WHAT'S CHURCH LIKE?
If you've never been to church, or if you haven't been in awhile, attending can be intimidating or even a bit scary. We get that. So we try to make you feel welcome while respecting your personal space and privacy.
Worship is expression of the awesomeness of God's creative, redeeming, and sustaining love in our lives. Worship is central to our life together, giving us purpose and strengthening us spiritually for our journeys ahead as God's people. We gather each Sunday at 10 a.m. to hear words and song that bring us hope and good news found in the teachings and loving ways of Christ.
When you arrive, you’ll be greeted with a smile and a handshake by someone who will give you the day’s worship bulletin and help you find a seat.
Our worship services, which last about an hour, include contemporary and traditional hymns and songs, prayers of the people, Bible readings, a sermon, an anthem by our choir and a voluntary offering of our gifts in thanksgiving to God for what we have received.
We have a Hutchings-Votey pipe organ and a Chickering grand piano, both of which are used in our services. Our Senior Choir sings nearly every Sunday of the year, including our more casual summer services. Our music is chosen to be appropriate to the theme of the day. It can range from 13th century chants to 21st century gospel and jazz.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. In communion, we celebrate Christ's presence. All are welcome to Christ's communion table.
On most Sundays, children and youth join adults in worship for 10 to 15 minutes then proceed to the Church School area for their classes, which end at 11:00. We rejoice when children and youth are with us. Our coffee hour --- snack time to the kids --- is where adults and children re-gather for refreshment and often lively conversation.
Our Services of Worship are printed in our weekly bulletins and are easy to follow.
To make our worship accessible to all, we have a ramp to our entrance and large print bulletins and hearing devices are available.
And if you have any question at all about what we do and why do it, don't hesitate to ask!