We get it. Going to a new place for the first time can be scary. So before you walk through the doors, here’s what you can expect on a typical Sunday morning:
Programs are available near the front door so you will know what to expect in each service. Our services are traditional, but relaxed. It’s not unusual for us to sing old hymns or newer songs, and sometimes we sing with the piano, a guitar, or acapella. If you are musically inclined, we invite you to come and share your gifts. Church members are expected to support the ministries of the church financially, but as a guest, you should not feel pressured to contribute to the offering. Sermons are rooted in the Scripture and designed to help you apply God’s Word to your daily life.
What to Wear
Come as you’re comfortable when you worship with us. You may see some people in suits or dresses and others in jeans or shorts. We believe the Lord is more concerned with your heart than with what you can afford to wear.
Children in Church
We love to see children in church! At the beginning of the Sunday Morning Worship service, children join the adults in the sanctuary. In the middle of the service, children are invited to the front pew for the Children’s Message, which is usually a brief object lesson teaching a Biblical truth. Afterwards, children may remain upstairs with the adults for worship, or they are welcome to go downstairs for Children’s Church. This is a safe space where they can learn about the Lord as they do crafts or color until the service ends upstairs.
Our church is handicap accessible, with a ramp at the front entrance, restrooms on the main floor that can accommodate wheelchairs, and a chair lift for those who wish to go downstairs to the Sunday School rooms or the Fellowship Hall. Need other accommodations? Let us know how we can help you.
The Lord’s Supper
We usually celebrate Communion at least once a month, and sometimes more often than that. As a United Methodist church, we practice what is called an “open table,” which means we recognize that the table belongs to the Lord, and anyone is welcome who seeks a relationship with the Lord. We include anyone who would like to participate, regardless of age, sex, race, ability, church membership, or denominational affiliation when we acknowledge that “Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another.”
We offer Sunday School for both children and adults. Typically, we gather downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at 10 AM, where we begin the morning in prayer and share a few jokes before heading to our classes. Coffee and bottled water are available, along with homemade treats. Adults will have a lesson that is rooted in Bible study. Children will do crafts or color as they learn about the Lord. Sunday School lets out at about 10:45 to give everyone enough time to make it to worship in the sanctuary. We have a chair lift if you need assistance with the stairs.
NOTE: We are currently taking a break from Sunday School. Classes will likely resume soon.