Are you new here?
Maybe you've never been to church before. Or it's been a long time. Or you just aren't sure what to do or what to expect. It's easy, really: just show up! But if you have questions like these, just click to get answers:
When is the church service?
Where do I park and enter?
What do I do when I arrive?
Inside the church sanctuary are pews, long padded bench seats with wooden backs. Take a seat in any of them. They're not reserved for anyone, so you can sit anywhere. Probably someone will quickly recognize you as a newcomer and come over to greet you and give you a bulletin. The bulletin gives our order of service, like the program at a concert or a Playbill at the theater. There will also be a little table with bottled water and mints (actually wintergreen Lifesavers). Feel free to take those to enjoy during the service.
What should I wear?
There's no dress code, just common sense about good taste and modesty. People in our church tend to dress pretty casually and comfortably, so you should feel free to dress that way too. The church is heated on cold days and air conditioned on hot days.
Is there a cost?
Church is free, open to the public, and we hope you'll come. We do not ask or want visitors to make a financial contribution to the church. We do collect an offering before the sermon, but that's for members of the church, so you will not feel any obligation or pressure to give money.
What happens during the service?
The service starts at 11 o'clock and proceeds through a standard order that is printed in the bulletin for you to follow and also displayed on a screen on the front wall. Basically, we sing, pray, and learn from the Bible through hearing it read and preached. The pastor leads everyone through the service and says clearly when people should stand (if they're able to) and then sit. If you don't know the tunes of the songs we sing, that's OK: just pray along with the singing or listen and worship God in your heart. Nobody will draw attention to you as a visitor or ask you to say or do anything that would make you uncomfortable.
How long does the service last?
The service starts at 11 and typically ends before 12:30.
What is there for my kids?
We have child care, a nursery, and a great play area for kids under 12. We have Nursery Church for 2s and 3s and Children's Church for kids age 4 through 11. Your kids can also stay with you in the service if you want. We have activity books and crayons to keep them occupied. Scroll up or click for more information about our children's ministries.