What To Expect
Many people who visit a church for the first time do so with some hesitation, but we regard you as our guest and will do our very best to make you feel comfortable and welcomed. We will greet you, answer any questions you may have, and offer any needed directions.
We provide much information about us here on the website, but the best way to get to know us is to talk with us, so we encourage you to strike up conversations with our members, ask about our experience of our church, and generally make yourself at home!
Church School and Child Care
On most Sundays we have a special "Word for All Ages", usually led by our Senior Pastor, but sometimes by others. After the children’s time with the pastor, our children go to be with their Church School teachers and friends, and begin the Christian educational part of their morning.
In our nursery we offer well-staffed childcare for infants through pre-K. Our experienced, caring staff will make sure your younger child has a great morning. But you are also welcome to have your baby (or older children) with you in the worship service.
Worship Services, Communion
Our worship services are held at 9:30 every Sunday morning - both onsite and online - and usually last about an hour. You will notice that we enjoy being together and joining together in all the parts of our worship.
We have lively music drawn from a wide range of spiritual traditions, expressed both in our congregational singing and guest musicians. We have a time of shared communal prayer.
We share the sacrament of communion on the first Sunday of each month. We practice what is called Open Communion. Everyone present is invited to take communion, members, guests, believers, non-believers, searchers.
We believe Christ welcomes all God’s children to his table, so, in his name, we invite everyone.
What To Wear?
Some of us wear our “Sunday best” to church, but others dress casually. But we believe God cares about our hearts, not our clothes. So we encourage you to dress in whatever way seems best to you.
Hot Coffee & Warm Hospitality
We hope you will join us after the worship service for coffee and refreshments in Fellowship Hall, the large social fellowship space that, to us, often feels like the heart of our church.
We have a Welcome Table available with people there to greet you, give you a Welcome and Information Packet, and introduce you to folks, so you can have an informal opportunity to talk with our members or just look around at the displays and activities in the Hall. There is always good food and you will sense the liveliness of our fellowship - how happy we are to see each other, and how happy we are to meet you!
Adult Education & Spirituality
We offer adults various opportunities to explore Christianity during our A.C.E.S. (Adult Christian Education and Spirituality) programs. These happen ongoing in weekday evening and after Sunday worship series of gatherings
that give us a chance to study and have conversation about a wide range of spiritual, ethical and biblical matters. Be ready for wide-ranging opinion and a caring and supportive atmosphere of shared reflection.