Join Us This Sunday!
We worship on Sundays at 9am. Toys are available in the sanctuary, and we welcome the sounds of children among us. We enjoy coffee, homemade baked goods, and conversation after the service. Out of care for our vulnerable neighbors, we welcome masks for anyone who chooses to wear one.
Here are answers to some of the questions that many first time visitors have.
What should I wear? Overall, we are a casual bunch. Some people come in jeans, some in a nice shirt and khakis. Not many people wear suits and ties, so don’t worry about dressing fancy. We want you to be comfortable while you’re here, so feel free to have your clothing reflect that.
Is there childcare? No, we strive to include kids in public worship, because Jesus invited kids to hang out with him and be part of his ministry. Families worship in our sanctuary together, and we rejoice in the sounds of children among us.
What’s the music like? We try to include a mix of many things because everyone has different things that are meaningful to them. The music is lively and energetic. Pastor Drew leads a mix of hymns and contemporary worship songs on the guitar. If you can’t read music or don’t know how to sing, that’s just fine. You can choose to just listen, or join in when you catch the tune, without fear of standing out.
What happens during a worship service? First we ring the bell and light some candles (favorite activities for kids to participate in). Pastor Drew welcomes us and makes announcements, and then we read a call to worship together. We sing an opening song. Pastor Drew shares a story with the kids. After that, there’s a time to share joys and concerns, and Pastor Drew leads a prayer. Then there’s a scripture reading and a sermon, followed by another song. We have an offertory prayer, but we don’t pass the offering plate, and visitors are not expected to contribute. On the first Sunday of every month, we have family-friendly communion. We close worship with one more song and a blessing from Pastor Drew.
Finally comes the main event: we walk across the hall, grab a cup of coffee, sample Barb’s amazing baked goods, and chat as friends and neighbors. We’d love to get to know you, but this part is totally optional. You can just grab a cookie and run.