When you walk into our church you’ll notice members living out our mission statement, the first part which states: Rooted in the Gospel, our caring community …. And that’s what you’ll find – we care about you being there. Members will welcome you, greet you at the sanctuary door where you will receive a bulletin containing the hymns, prayers and order of service. You’ll notice that we put some gathering hymns at the start of our service because we like to sing and you’ll notice that the hymns we sing are a mixture of new and old. We describe our service contemporary because of this mixture of new and old ideas.
If you arrive on a communion Sunday, the first and third Sunday of each month, you’ll be reminded by our pastor that it is Jesus who invites us into communion with Him and that you are most welcome to take communion. Our ushers will direct you to the proper places at the appropriate times to receive communion. And you will notice many of our members involved in the service; reading scripture passages, offering prayers of the day, sharing the children’s story, gathering the offering and much more; we treasure and celebrate lay leadership in our services and ministries. If you have children they’ll be invited to participate in the children’s message. Truth be told, our members enjoy this part as much as the children do! We always conclude with a prayer with the children and then send them back to be with their parents. If however, you find that you need to take your children out of the service for a rest, we offer a nursery room just outside of the sanctuary where they can be more active, and you can hear and see the service from that windowed area.
Our sanctuary is air-conditioned, is equipped with a good sound system and A-V system for when we use slides or photos. We have situated our sanctuary chairs in semi-circular fashion so that everyone is fairly close to the front of the sanctuary where the pulpit is located.
After the service you will be invited downstairs for coffee fellowship. This is where the fellowship and great conversation occur. Each Sunday one of our church families serve coffee, tea and goodies of some sort and lots and lots of visiting happens. We even sing when someone celebrates a birthday, anniversary or special event. Rooted in the Gospel, our caring community … is ready to welcome you.